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“Tomorrow Tomorrow” at CANADA

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Tomorrow Tomorrow, curated by Wallace Whitney and Stephanie Snyder, Anne and John Hauberg Curator and Director, Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College and .CANADA, June 15 to July 21, 2017 “Tomorrow Tomorrow” is a group exhibition featuring Demian DinéYazhi’ and Noelle Sosaya, MK Guth, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Kristan Kennedy, Evan La Londe, Charlie Perez, Michelle Ross, Storm Tharp, and Heather Watkins. These nine artists are preoccupied with physical abstraction, changeability, and working with materials to shape space with emotional purpose. Hailing from Portland, Oregon, the artists are part of a highly collaborative artistic community with a history of migration, [...]


“The Last Supper,” Oregon Art Beat

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Julie Green, Oregon 06 September 1996. 5 fried eggs (Sunnyside-up), hash browns, bacon strips (crisp), stack of pancakes with syrup, hot coffee, milk, and cold orange juice, 2002. Courtesy of the artist and Upfor Gallery. Oregon Art Beat. "The Last Supper." Oregon Art Beat. 28 March 2013. Oregon Public Broadcasting, March 2013. Courtesy of Oregon Art Beat, OPB. Artist Credit: Julie Green Exhibition: Oregon Art Beat


Modou Dieng and the Worksound Moment by Mack McFarland

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Image courtesy of Worksound International   Modou Dieng and the Worksound Moment by Mack McFarland Originally published April 2017 Left to right: Tim Janchar, Modou Dieng, Mark Janchar, Portland, 10 December 2016 (photo: Alex Bissonnette) What makes an art scene? To start, a group of artists, like-minded about aesthetic and moral issues, spend time together, experiencing things they and others create and digesting those experiences together. Next, an audience of musicians and poets, doctors and lawyers, shows up to events; they dive into the art and the conversation around it, sometimes purchase work, and come the following month [...]


Interview with Jessica Jackson Hutchins by Amy Bernstein

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Jessica Jackson Hutchins in her Studio, Portland, 2010   Interview with Jessica Jackson Hutchins Amy Bernstein Originally published by PORT September 24, 2010 Jessica Jackson Hutchins' work is a mined animal. Its disparate elements are found and forged from the mud of surrounding detritus and soliloquy. Her work culls from a playful existentialism: Kafka telling a rare joke. It is raw and irreverent and does not adhere to trend or pomp but instead concentrates on a vibrant subterranean mythology. Hutchins is the conduit through which these things are born. They are seismic musings of the absurd and profound, informed by [...]


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WELCOME! This site attempts to further explore the depth and expand the breadth of Oregon’s visual arts ecology through a searchable online magazine and archive. The shared wish of the architects of this project, the Oregon Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation, is to create an accessible, permanent, virtual collection documenting Oregon’s visual arts landscape, and, to continue the metaphor, the interconnected realms of artist, institution, patron, curator, arts writer… which become that ecology. Over thirty visual arts contributors have provided exhibition documentation, catalogues, and other archival materials. The intent is for the site to continue to gather, receive [...]


“Heather Watkins: Recurrent Work”

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Snyder, Stephanie. Heather Watkins: Recurrent Work, February 23 - April 2, 2014. Marylhurst, Oregon: The Art Gym at Marylhurst University, 2014.   Courtesy of The Art Gym, Marylhurst University. Artist Credit: Heather Watkins Exhibition: Heather Watkins - Recurrent Work, February 23 - April 2, 2014 (View PDF 11MB)


Marie Watt, By Lisa Radon

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Photo: Marie Watt in her studio. Originally published November, 2012 Blankets-wool, solid and plaid, banded in satin bindings or sewn edges-are the primary material artist Marie Watt employs in her sculptures and portraits. For years, she's pieced blankets together, embroidered over them, folded them, stacked them. Blankets envelop, protect, warm, invoke home. A blanket may be a couple of yards of wool, but it's never just yardage because these are all blankets that have had other lives, that have been touched, worn. Marie Watt has won nearly every accolade the Northwest has to offer and a number of national honors [...]