Carrie Iverson and Stephen Scott Smith deconstruct the mysteries of memory.
When we gaze back over our lives, whether through
rose-colored or gray-tinted glasses, we see either sunlit halcyon
afternoons or dark nights of the soul filled with “What if…?” and
Arts & Books
WW art critic Richard Speer previews tonight's First Thursday openings.
Stephen Scott Smith
In Burlap 2B, conceptual artist Stephen Scott Smith reflects on his young adulthood in the 1980s. His suite of drawings captures the era’s strange melange of military-industrial machismo (witness his depiction of Ronald Reagan), look-the-other-way attitude toward HIV/AIDS (see again Ronald ...
To look at an alphabet other than our Roman
script—Cyrillic, Arabic, Chinese, Devanagari—is to be transfixed by
characters divorced from their content. For millennia, we humans have
Michael Endo’s haunting show at False Front this month, Pain Scale,
is compelling for how uncomfortably it stretched the meticulous
painter’s working methods. Endo, 32, normally lavishes time on
This month, two local artists wrestle with divergent but equally mythic conceptions of the great American road. In Tempus Incognitus,
photographer Brad Carlile’s striking exhibition at Eva Lake’s
Arts & BooksANKA Gallery, a staple of the Everett Station Lofts, will be dark this First Thursday, closed indefinitely due to financial hardships.According to gallery co-owners Anna Solcaniova-King and Graylan King, the gallery is in a restructuring phase with no more shows to be mounted in the Lofts. The ga...
Portland Art Museum scores a hit with this showcase of thought-provoking Northwest art.
The Contemporary Northwest Art Awards live in the shadow
of the Oregon Biennial, which, in a sense, it replaced. Like the
Biennial, the Art Awards select a small pool of artists from hundreds of
Tony Bennett and Usher take vastly different approaches to wooing you.
Crooners—legitimate heavyweights who can elicit shrieks,
tears and piles of ladies’ undergarments from their audiences—are few
and far between these days.
this week, two of the big