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To the Air • Paul Maziar and Cynthia Lahti

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by Paul Maziar Originally published March 2020 Author's Note: I’ve been enchanted by Cynthia Lahti’s work since the moment I first saw it—thanks to my friend, the poet James Yeary. I’ve awaited the occasion to celebrate the imagination, surprise, strangeness and humor in her art, through writing about it, and was thrilled when Stephanie Snyder suggested that I respond to Lahti’s work with poetry, for the Oregon Visual Arts Ecology Project. This book is a record of a few weeks of pure magic that occurred in January and February, 2019. Much love and endless gratitude to Stephanie for allowing this [...]

2020-03-21T16:07:22-07:00

Kristan Kennedy: A Corporeal Presence

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by Meagan Atiyeh Originally published March 2020 Figure 1. Kristan Kennedy, untitled arrangement for “Tomorrow Tomorrow,” curated by Stephanie Snyder and Wallace Whitney at CANADA, New York, June 15 to July 21, 2017. Courtesy Reed College Art Collection, purchased with the assistance of The Ford Family Foundation through a special grant program managed by the Oregon Arts Commission. Kristan Kennedy’s color-field paintings are worked and washed in a repetitive process. A small number of marks, additive or reductive in ink, bleach, or other mediums, often graphically punctuate their foregrounds. Her formats vary from discrete paintings, stretched and framed, [...]

2020-03-21T15:07:15-07:00

Exhibition Event No. 3 • Portland Art Museum

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Exhibition Event No. 3, December 15, 1965 - January 16, 1966. Exhibition poster. Portland, Oregon: Portland Art Museum, 1965. Exhibition poster for three exhibitions at the Portland Art Museum: "The Primacy of Color," contemporary paintings from the collection of Edward Cauduro, paintings by Mel Katz and metal collages and drawings by Marlene Gabel. Courtesy of Monograph Bookwerks. Artist credit: Mel Katz, Marlene Gabel

2020-03-21T15:12:36-07:00

Hachivi Edgar Heap of Birds • Art Gym

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Heap of Birds, Hachivi Edward. Native Hosts: Grand Ronde. Enamel on vinyl and aluminum. 2002. 18 x 38 inches. Exhibited in I.M.N.D.N.: Native Art for the 21st Century, January 13 - February 14, 2014. Marylhurst, Oregon: The Art Gym, Marylhurst University. I.M.N.D.N.: Native Art for the 21st Century features the work of seven contemporary Native artists from the Pacific Northwest and Canada who are reinventing the concept of what contemporary Native art can be: Rick Bartow, Joe Feddersen, Hachivi Edgar Heap of Birds, Wendy Red Star, Nicholas Galanin, Peter Morin and Terrance Houle. Guest curator Todd Clark writes, "I.M.N.D.N. will [...]

2020-03-21T15:09:03-07:00

“TBA:10 Human Being”

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Kennedy, Kristan, Anne Marie Oliver, Michael Dickman, Mack McFarland, et. Al. TBA:10 Human Being. Exhibition program. Portland, Oregon: Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, 2010. Published on the occasion of the 2010 Time-Based Arts Festival. Courtesy of PICA. Artist Credit: Charles Atlas, Ronnie Bass, Anne Marie Oliver, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Michael Dickman, Dutes Miller & Stan Shellabarger, Christopher Miner, Ruby Sky Stiler, Kristan Kennedy, Anissa Mack, Mack McFarland, Harrell Fletcher, Jens Hoffmann, Yemenwed, John Smith, Sam Korman, Dan Gilsdorf, Storm Tharp, Rebecca Steele Exhibition: TBA:10 Human Being (View PDF 12MB)

2020-03-21T15:06:14-07:00

The Organ, Issue 7

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Raymond, Camela. The Organ Review of Arts. Portland, Oregon: Organ Publishing Company, September-October 2003. Issue 7. The Organ was a bimonthly broadsheet by and for artists that sought to increase, diversify, and intensify the dialogue about the arts. Camela Raymond was founder and editor. Courtesy of Camela Raymond (View PDF 49MB) Artist Credit: Seattle Art Museum, Yvonne Venegas, Brian Jungen, Ralph Rugoff, Matthew Higgs, Toby Kamps, Daina Augaitis, Lisa Corrin, Harrell Fletcher, Miranda July, Matt McCormick, Michael Brophy, B2V, Stephanie Snyder, Core Sample, Cooley Gallery, Reed College, Lawrence Rinder, Randy Gragg, Terri Hopkins, Art Gym, Matthew Stadler, Rich Jensen, Prudence [...]