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Renée Zangara: Ruralization

RICHARD SPEER
Wednesday May 08
Nine Gallery
122 NW 8th Ave.
 
With Portland’s backyard-chicken craze having gone viral to the point of metastasis, you’d think artists would pounce to parody the phenomenon, just as the TV show Portlandia has. But that’s not what Renée Zangara does in her paean to poultry, Ruralization. No, she plays it straight, rendering chickens and roosters, along with pigs and sheep, with a neo-Impressionist technique that romanticizes rather than satirizes. In the painting Scuffle, she renders a cockfight as a flurry of jots and dashes that would read as an abstract painting, were it not for a beak here, some waddle there, and the odd claw. The chicken fad itself is annoying as all hell, but somehow Zangara’s Ruralization elicits more smiles than smirks. Through June 2.

 



Where: Nine Gallery
Phone: 503-227-7114
Address: 122 NW 8th Ave.

 
 
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