• Portland

    Various Venues, Portland

    Continuing for varying lengths of time through April in Portland were: paintings by Ben Shahn at Reed College; the 34th International Exhibition of Northwest Printmakers at the Portland Art Museum and “100 Contemporary Prints from Greece” at Portland State College.

    The Shahn show included 30 works by the artist from 1931 to 1958, some brush and ink drawings but mostly tempera and watercolor paintings. The latter, generally, were bright, flat and satiric. Titles give some idea: Destroying Wine, Exterior of a Closed Bar, (from the artist’s Prohibition Series of 1933–34), Laissez Faire—1947 an

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