Visual Art: Isaac Tin Wei Lin, Chromatic Intercession

Graphic groupings are a bright idea.

Visual Arts
Isaac Tin Wei Lin’s new work at Adams and Ollman might be too bright to handle on a sunny day. Chromatic Intercession juxtaposes vibrant acrylic paintings with pen-and-ink drawings on paper. The ten   More
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 MEGAN HARNED

Diana Markosian, Inventing My Father

Traveling to Armenia to reconnect with an absentee father.

Visual Arts
Diana Markosian’s father would fit well in an Everclear song. During her childhood, he would vanish without explanation for months at a time, then return as if nothing had happened. His stor   More
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 RICHARD SPEER

Hannes Wingate, The Burnside Nest

A bird about to be flipped.

Visual Arts
Hannes Wingate’s The Burnside Nest, Portland’s newest public artwork, looks like a bird’s nest on steroids. The spherical sculpture is built to resemble an oversized bird’s nest. Way ove   More
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 RICHARD SPEER

Your Steps Were Lost in the Landscape

A photojournalist makes art of death.

Visual Arts
The sun is setting through a line of trees, casting a golden glow upon a man who lies sleeping alongside a dirt road. Except he’s not sleeping—he’s dead. That chilling revelation hits yo   More
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 RICHARD SPEER

Sage Sohier, About Face

Gazing at the wrapping paper of the soul.

Visual Arts
Cultural anthropologists have long held that facial symmetry is one of the prime criteria by which we judge other people’s attractiveness. So where does that leave people with asymmetrical faces   More
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 RICHARD SPEER

Off Black

A big, spooky tumor.

Visual Arts
When you think of crumpled paper, you tend to think of creative screw-ups: the proverbial novelist, frustrated at not conjuring the right words, wadding up a sheet of paper and chucking it in th   More
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 RICHARD SPEER

Stephen Scott Smith, Seeyouyousee

Grab your mother’s keys, we’re leaving.

Visual Arts
If you grew up in suburbia, the hairs on the back of your neck are apt to stand up as you make your way through the creepy Proustian labyrinth that is Stephen Scott Smith’s Seeyouyousee. The i   More
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 RICHARD SPEER


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