Stephanie Snyder

Alex Cecchetti

TBA

September 2012

Alex Cecchetti’s “relay performance” Summer Is Not the Prize of Winter, 2012, is a deeply satisfying meditation on the nature of existence and the capacity of language, image, and object to embody life’s most essential concerns. The Paris-based… READ ON

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Betty Feves

Museum of Contemporary Craft

July 2012

Curated by MOCC director Namita Gupta Wiggers, this sumptuous retrospective elucidates the life and work of ceramicist Betty Feves. Feves spent her adult life in the arid, clay-rich landscape of eastern Oregon, and she created a wide array … READ ON

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Bobbi Woods

Fourteen30 Contemporary

June 2012

Los Angeles–based artist Bobbi Woods’s most recent works on paper possess the muted sheen of an old mirror or a weathered scrap of industrial metal. Akin to the eighteenth-century Claude glass (a small black mirror often used by painters to… READ ON

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Daniel Duford

Daniel Duford discusses his new ceramics

April 2012

Daniel Duford is a Portland, Oregon–based artist and writer. His latest ceramics, which he discusses below, are featured in the exhibition “Portland2012: A Biennial of Contemporary Art,” presented by Disjecta and curated by Prudence F. Roberts.… READ ON

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Joe Thurston

Elizabeth Leach Gallery

March 2012

Portland artist Joe Thurston’s recent freestanding floor sculptures have familiar proportions, resembling cargo crates, sarcophagi, or homemade luggage. The character of each “container”—as Thurston calls them—is different; each object reads… READ ON

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“Between My Head and My Hand There is Always the Face of Death.”

March 2011

The seven painters in this exhibition pair the erotic beauty of the human form with enclosed or atmospheric spaces that are charged and transformed by the presence of the body––whether depicted wholly or as a collection of fragments. For … READ ON

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Natan Dvir

January 2011

“Eighteen,” 2010, is Israeli photographer Natan Dvir’s most recent documentary series, in which he explores the domestic lives of several eighteen-year-old Arabs—and by extension their families—who live within Israeli borders. Dvir conceived… READ ON

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Sandi Slone

December 2010

In “The Buxom Eye,” longtime New York–based artist Sandi Slone continues her passionate affair with paint’s kinetic, sensuous qualities, revisiting some of the unusual imagemaking processes she developed in the 1970s. In works such as Leda,… READ ON

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Charles Atlas

October 2010

“Human Being” is the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s feast of art offerings curated by Kristan Kennedy as part of the nonprofit organization’s eighth annual Time-Based Art Festival. A disused public high school serves as the locus… READ ON

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Michael Brophy

September 2010

In this exhibition of large- and small-scale landscapes, the Portland, Oregon–based painter Michael Brophy continues his study of the Pacific Northwest’s natural environment, both qua nature and as a sometimes disturbing register of human … READ ON

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