Home / Events / Visual Arts / Corey Smith: End Your Pain

Corey Smith: End Your Pain

RICHARD SPEER
Thursday June 27
Backspace
115 NW 5th Ave.
 
Corey Smith has been exhibiting his wry mixed-media paintings at Backspace and other Portland galleries for the better part of a decade. He’s also had a full career nationally and internationally. In his latest outing at Backspace, he serves up plenty of his signature irreverence and visual puns: a tombstone carved with the words “THIS PARTY”; a kid pointing a handgun at another kid, preparing to fire; the phrase “PROFIT IS JOY”; and a 12-piece grid made up of the words “SATAN IS WAITIN.’” Still, this body of work doesn’t seem as sharp as Smith’s previous shows. The biting humor seems blunted, the sense of visual invention compromised, the whole endeavor facile by comparison to past exhibitions. As a satirist, Smith may have finally found his toughest competition: his former self. Through June 30.

 



Where: Backspace
Phone: 248-2900
Address: 115 NW 5th Ave.
Website: backspace.bz

 
 

Backspace

115 NW 5th Ave.
Portland, OR
 
Other events in Visual Arts

Habitat: A Video Mandala

Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015

Habitat is an impressive installation in a small space. Three walls off video projection of elaborate imagery the focus of which is the artist, Kello ...

Opening reception Thursday July 2 from 6 pm-9 pm.
Duplex 219 NW Couch St. Portland Web | Map

Richard III

Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015

Bag & Baggage’s outdoor adaptation of Shakespeare’s Richard III takes the play's black humor to the next level with elements of slapstick and a fresh perspective that shows the audie ...

7:30 pm Wednesday-Saturday. | $20.
Tom Hughes Civic Center Plaza 150 E Main St., Hillsboro Map

Bach Festival: Gail Archer

Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015

[BACH IT UP] Before he was known for his sprawling Brandenburg Concertos, Bach was most famed as a performer on the layered church keyboard. Mount Angel Abbey celebr ...

6 pm Wednesday, July 29. | $55-$135.
Mount Angel Abbey 1 Abbey Drive, St. Benedict Web | Map
Also At Backspace
There's no more events in Backspace
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close