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Mira Dancy: “Self Seed” at the lumber room

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by Carlin Brown Originally published March, 2019 The entrance to the lumber room's lower level glows a flush pink. The unexpected color dissipates in the stairwell approaching the lumber room’s main gallery, called the yard, where a wall of windows and multiple skylights fill the space with sprawling pools of bright sun. On view is Mira Dancy’s solo exhibition, Self Seed. At the top of the stairs, the wall sculpture Self Seed (2018) emits purple light from a neon drawing affixed to black reflective acrylic. The neon, spelling out the show’s title, is an invitation. Its color matches the bluish [...]

2019-03-11T14:44:31+00:00

Tannaz Farsi Named Bonnie Bronson Fellow

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Tannaz Farsi, Blink, 2016, LED bulbs, steel, wire, 216 x 3 x 14 inches. Installed at YOU IN MIND, Converge 45, 2017, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland, Oregon.  Artistic Director Kristy Edmunds. Curator Meagan Atiyeh.   The Bonnie Bronson Fund has announced Tannaz Farsi as its twenty-eighth annual Bonnie Bronson Fellow. Since its inception in 1992, the Bronson Fund—named after the late American painter and sculptor Bonnie Bronson—has annually awarded a no-strings-attached cash prize (this year’s prize is $10,000) to an artist of outstanding merit who lives and works in the Pacific Northwest. In addition, the Bronson Fund purchases artwork [...]

2019-03-11T14:43:39+00:00

Ludd or Lucifer: Felicity Fenton Considers Whether to Abandon the World Wide Web or Strike a Deal with the Devil and Use the Internet to Critique the Internet

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by Richard Speer Originally published Feb, 2019 Fig. 1. Felicity Fenton, Self-Portrait, November 20, 2017, digital photograph To post or not to post? In light of the “delete-Facebook” and anti-social-media movements, an increasingly vocal contingent of visual artists is wrestling with that very question. Is it worth engaging a digital matrix one finds insidious in order to promote one’s creative output? The question hits close to home for Colorado-born, Portland-based artist Felicity Fenton (b. 1977, fig. 1). Deeply inquisitive, ambitious, and imaginative, Fenton is an interdisciplinary virtuoso who floats freely across drawing, painting, photography, new media, social practice, [...]

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Artists of Oregon 1972 • Portland Art Museum (1)

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Artists of Oregon, March 9 - April 2, 1972. Exhibition brochure. Portland, Oregon: Portland Art Museum, 1972. An exhibition of 162 Oregon artists, selected by Rose Slivka, editor of Craft Horizons. Courtesy of Monograph Bookwerks. Artist credit: Lillian A. Bell, Bonnie Bronson, Louis Bunce, Mary Davis, Shirley Gittelsohn, Sally Haley, George Johanson, Mel Katz, Michihiro Kosuge, LaVerne Krause, Nancy Lindburg, Jack McLarty, Tom Morandi, Henk Pander, Orleonok Pitkin, Jack Portland, Ken Shores, Bruce West (View PDF 10MB)