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Arranging the Deck Chairs

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by Josephine Zarkovich Originally published May 2019   Recently I have begun to document all the steps I take to perform each task in my very eclectic curatorial position at Linfield Gallery: how to create vector graphics and have them printed as vinyl, how to write press releases, design gallery guides, install lighting, edit the Web site, and navigate the byzantine permission process to serve wine at opening events on our college campus. These are among the many invisible administrative duties that come with the position I have held for the past four years. I cannot, however, convey in a [...]

2019-05-24T15:26:38+00:00

Oregon College of Art and Craft to Close in May • American Craft Council

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Photo: A painting class in Julia Hoffman's studio prior to 1896. Abby McGehee, Oregon College of Art and Craft to Close in May | American Craft Council. [online] American Craft Council. "May 19, 2019, will mark the last commencement of Oregon College of Art and Craft. After many years of attempted restructuring, program development, and austerity measures, its board determined that the college was no longer financially viable and decided to terminate the degree program at the end of this academic year. The college originated as an Arts and Crafts Society, founded by Julia Hoffman in 1907. In 1979, the [...]

2019-05-24T15:27:30+00:00

Tannaz Farsi • Linfield Gallery (2)

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Tannaz Farsi, "The Points of Departure," Installation View, Linfield Gallery, McMinnville, Oregon, March 22 - April 29, 2017. Curated by Josephine Zarkovich. The Points of Departure In an ambitious new solo exhibition, Tannaz Farsi weaves together three works that articulate different moments within the history of Iranian visual culture. Exploring the semiotic richness of specific traditional iconographies, the artist sets their interpretation as a reflection upon the present. The Points of Departure features a series of large scale works, including an expansive linear structure drafted from a 15th century drawing of a polygonal and star pattern found in The Topkapi [...]

2019-05-24T15:27:22+00:00

Tannaz Farsi • Linfield Gallery (1)

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Tannaz Farsi, "The Points of Departure," Installation View, Linfield Gallery, McMinnville, Oregon, March 22 - April 29, 2017. Curated by Josephine Zarkovich. The Points of Departure In an ambitious new solo exhibition, Tannaz Farsi weaves together three works that articulate different moments within the history of Iranian visual culture. Exploring the semiotic richness of specific traditional iconographies, the artist sets their interpretation as a reflection upon the present. The Points of Departure features a series of large scale works, including an expansive linear structure drafted from a 15th century drawing of a polygonal and star pattern found in The Topkapi [...]

2019-05-24T14:21:58+00:00

Laurie Danial’s Dynamic and Enigmatic Abstraction

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by Patrick Collier Originally published May 2019 Fig. 1. Laurie Danial, Random Talents, 2016, oiland acrylic on panel, 57 x 45 in. (Photo: Harold Hutchinson) To the casual viewer, abstract painting may seem to lack coherence. Familiar epithets abound, usually because there is an assumption that the artist lacks intentionality. And while abstract expressionist endeavors may suffer this fate more often than structured or geometric works, how much fault can we find with the novice viewer, for isn’t our first inclination always to make sense of such works, and even look for things we recognize? Cars, people, dogs, [...]

2019-05-24T14:32:20+00:00

75 Gifts for 75 Years • MoCC (2)

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75 Gifts for 75 Years, July 28, 2011-February 25, 2012. Installation view. Portland, Oregon: Museum of Contemporary Craft and the Pacific Northwest College of Art, 2012. Photo: Justin Tunis Courtesy of and © Center for Contemporary Art & Culture. Exhibition: 75 Gifts for 75 Years, July 28, 2011-February 25, 2012