Quiet Music Festival: Turn Down For Once

The Quiet Music Festival dares artists to enjoy the near-silence.

Music Stories
A little over a decade ago, Chris Johanson’s ears turned against him. A visual artist and musician, the 46-year-old has long suffered from tinnitus. Until about 2003, it had been manageable. Short   More
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

North Portland Gets a New Art Infusion

Portland couple opens Carl & Sloan Contemporary Gallery


Arts & Books
After years of trying to open their own gallery, local artist couple Ashley Sloan and Calvin Ross Carl found themselves a spot between the Dancin' Bare strip club and Wells Fargo ATM on N. Interstate Ave. Carl & Sloan Contemporary will take over the space previously Nisus Gallery in Kenton’s Disjecta arts building, a creative hub tucked in the otherwise unembellished northern neighborhood. The ...   More
Saturday, March 14, 2015 ENID SPITZ


Oregon only, please.

Visual Arts
Where do you find the pulse of Portland? If you ask artsy types, they’re apt to direct you to Disjecta’s ambitious biennial exhibition, Portland2014. The nonprofit began mounting biennials i   More
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 RICHARD SPEER

Deville Cohen, ZERO

There are heroes and there are zeros.

Visual Arts
When you enter Disjecta’s main exhibition space, you’re confronted with an 8-foot-high wall wrapping around something you can’t see. It’s dingy and cheap-looking, made out of white scree   More
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 RICHARD SPEER

Double Encrypted

Ryan Wilson Paulsen and Anna Gray’s artistic monogamy at Disjecta’s Biennial.

Visual Arts
It’s an image that could keep you up at night: a young man, his wife, and their child lay atop the bolted entrance to a family crypt. The parents’ eyes are closed as the child rests limply on    More
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 RICHARD SPEER

Zak Smith - Writer, Painter, Porn Star - Performs at Disjecta

Zak Smith lives in Los Angeles and is most famous for a book-length collection of drawings which illustrate each and every page of Thomas Pynchon's mammoth Gravity's Rainbow., Smith also is an accomplished painter, mainly of nude women, and he acts in a lot of porn. There's really not much else you need to know to decide you should go and hear him read from a book of his memoirs: Even in brief synopsis, ...   More
Friday, June 19, 2009 Alex Peterson

A Bevy of Biennials: Disjecta announces Portland 2010 and PICA unveils The People’s Biennial

The season is so close you can smell it—no, not spring, but Biennial season. A duo of new biennial art exhibitions has been announced in the absence of a proper biennial such as the Portland Art Museum used to mount. Arts nonprofit Disjecta has unveiled Portland 2010, curated by Linfield College gallery director Chris Moss. From March 13-May 30, eighteen artists will display old and new work ...   More
Friday, February 5, 2010 RICHARD SPEER


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