Home / Events / Visual Arts / David Nielsen

David Nielsen

RICHARD SPEER
Monday March 25
La Merde at Le Bistro Montage
301 SE Morrison St.
 
There’s a nifty materiality to David Nielsen’s text-based acrylic paintings. In pieces such as Lorca, the letters are raised in relief against the picture plane, while in others, words are layered manically atop one another to the point of illegibility. Most relate tragicomic or bittersweet personal narratives with droll humor. With their fetishization of alphanumeric characters, these pieces share a lineage with military stencils (think M*A*S*H) and ransom notes. If you’re not interested in the text’s content, chances are you’ll be taken in by the handling of materials, and vice versa. Nielsen is a relatively new arrival on the Portland art scene, but he has a cool bag of tricks. It will be interesting to see how he evolves this conceit in future shows. Through April 2.

 



Where: La Merde at Le Bistro Montage
Phone: 234-1324
Address: 301 SE Morrison St.

 
 
Other events in Visual Arts

A-WOL Dance Collective

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

Picture a tree-surrounded clearing in Forest Park, except in West Linn, and in the middle, dancers dressed like wood nymphs are suspended in the air, illuminated by theater lights as they perform a ...

8:30 pm Thursday-Friday, Aug. 14-15 and Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 21-24. | $12-$33
Mary S. Young Park 19900 Willamette Drive, West Linn Web | Map

Bath Night

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014
Enter the world of Bath Night and you’ll find a Miss America stage mom, a '90s pop Pandora station that keeps interrupting a torture session and a poker-illiterate James Bond. This 90-minute ...
8 pm Thursdays-Saturdays through Aug. 30 | $17-$20
Shaking the Tree Studio 1407 SE Stark St. Web | Map

Carl Adamshick

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014
It's been several years since Portland poet Carl Adamshick released his debut collection, Curses and Wishes, which won the Walt Whitman Award. His follow-up, Saint Friend, released ...
7:30 pm | Free
Powell's City of Books 1005 W Burnside St. Portland Web | Map
Also At La Merde at Le Bistro Montage
There's no more events in La Merde at Le Bistro Montage
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close