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Shields, Open Wounds, and New Landscapes: An Artist’s Account of Creation

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by Stephanie Gervais Originally published July, 2019   I made Shield in 2014, while living between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil. My friend Yuri modeled Shield in front of an old, decomposing house in Rio. My intention was that he would lift up the beaded, lattice-like structure and wrap it around his body, like a shield. Yuri was seventeen at the time. Strong, but not a bodybuilder. I didn’t anticipate the work’s weight; it was an enormous effort to lift it. Even as Yuri gripped one beaded end and pulled it upwards, a large section lay stuck on [...]


Alison Jean Cole’s Way West

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by Paul Maziar Originally published July 2019   Precipitous calcite Mined from the hills of Nephi By harried and obsessive men Who probably tote guns Who probably vote conservatively Mined from your birthplace A psychedelic cave A place that cast a spell Destined for the flurry of bidders on eBay The fury of a rockhound’s desire. . . . —”Flowering Tube Onyx,” Alison Jean Cole Oregon artist Alison Jean Cole makes jewelry with matter sourced from the American West—rich mineral deposits in Utah, Nevada, and, closer to home, Oregon’s high deserts and the Archie Myers loop near the state’s southern [...]


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 [...]


Jim Lommasson • Blue Sky Gallery

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Lommasson, Jim. I Wouldn't Wish War on My Worst Enemy #10. 2011. Pigment print 10 x 14 inches. Exhibited in 2013 Pacific NW Photography Viewing Drawers, April 4, 2013- March 30, 2014. Portland, Oregon: Blue Sky Gallery. Blue Sky established the Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers program in 2007 to feature a juried, public archive of original prints by contemporary photographers based in the region. The Drawers program has quickly become a favorite aspect of Blue Sky's ongoing programming, available to approximately 25,000 visitors annually. Courtesy of Blue Sky Gallery. Artist Credit: Jim Lommasson Exhibition: Pacific NW Photography Viewing Drawers [...]