Duct-Tape Artist Mona Superhero

A duct-tape artist with southern swagger and punk-rock style.

Fall Arts Mona Superhero is a case study in up-by-the-bootstraps success. The duct-tape artist was born in Abilene, Texas, raised in Austin and made a living as a stripper in Portland before turning to art full-time. ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by RICHARD SPEER

Portland Fall Visual Arts Picks

Fall Arts Christopher Russell How would you photograph the end of the world? Christopher Russell takes up that question in a new series of altered photographs, Dissonance, Coincidence & Errant Gradations ... More

Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am by RICHARD SPEER

Photography Month at Elizabeth Leach

Rauschenberg and Hilliard go opposite ways.

Visual Arts Call me old-fashioned, but I’ve always had trouble thinking of photography as fine art. Well, Photolucida’s Portland Photo Month shows at Elizabeth Leach are forcing me to reconsider.One of ... More

Apr 8, 2015 12:01 am by MEGAN HARNED

Favorite Portland Art Shows, 2002-2015

Richard Speer’s 10 favorite shows from 2002 to 2015, in chronological order.

Visual Arts Julia Fenton’s Devices and Desires (Mark Woolley Gallery, April 2003) Visually extravagant with pink feathers and over-the-top sculptures, this show was also deeply thoughtful in its critique of ... More

Apr 1, 2015 12:01 am by RICHARD SPEER

PNCA’s New Digs

Look closely for the schooner…

Visual Arts First Thursday’s must-see destination for March was the brand-flippin’-new campus of Pacific Northwest College of Art, which crowns the North Park Blocks at 511 NW Broadway. Although the b ... More

Mar 11, 2015 12:01 am by RICHARD SPEER
 

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