Nepenthes and Inversion: +/-

New public art pieces inspire, infuriate.

Visual Arts
Two newish public-art sculptures have appeared in Portland in recent months. One is on the west side, the other on the east. And one is an aesthetic atrocity, the other an epiphany. First, the   More
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 RICHARD SPEER

Eyesore of the Week: Artless Alleyway

Foster Alley Mural

Arts & Books
 There's nothing really egregious about this alley, between two buildings on Southeast Foster Road at 66th Avenue. This part of the city is full of narrow, muddy, unpaved alleys leading nowhere in particular. But this particular alley is the scene of a crime. No, not the tagging—that's just asshattery. What happened here is far worse.In 1999, an artists named Becky Bristol painted a pair of ...   More
Friday, March 4, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE


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