• Michael Brophy

    Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University

    Largely unknown outside the Pacific Northwest—barring recent appearances in the touring West Coast survey “Baha to Vancouver: The West Coast and Contemporary Art” and on the cover of Sleater-Kinney’s album The Woods (2005)—Portland painter Michael Brophy achieved a career milestone with this twelve-year retrospective. Organized by the Tacoma Art Museum, Washington, the exhibition included twenty-six of the artist’s signature works: landscapes dominated by second-growth forests, fields of stumps, and slash heaps of logging detritus. Accompanied by curator Rock Hushka’s lengthy essay, the show

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