Breaking Pattern, Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR

Michael Scott, #98, 2012, Black gloss enamel on aluminum, 63 x 63 inches

October 1 – December 5, 2015

Breaking Pattern highlights several generations of artists whose works investigate and advance the discourse around pattern, optical, and perceptual abstract painting. The exhibition will feature recent paintings by seven American artists: Gabriele Evertz, Anoka Faruqee, Michelle Grabner, Gilbert Hsiao, Douglas Melini, Brian Porray, and Michael Scott. This exhibition coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Museum of Modern Art’s seminal exhibition The Responsive Eye curated by William C. Seitz.

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John Beech, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon

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John Beech, Reutlingen Factory Yard #2 (detail), 2010 Metallic tape on black and white photograph June 18 – October 16, 2011 The mundane, the invisible, the discarded—all become grist for the often elegant and humorous sculptures of John Beech. Conflating sculpture, painting, and photography, the British-born Beech has established an international following for his post-minimalist works. The exhibition will feature three recent sculptures and large-scale photographs that have been altered with industrial tape and enamel. […]

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Linda Hutchins: Through Line, Type, Ink, Thread, Fairbanks Gallery, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR


Linda Hutchins, Left Hand Swish, 2011 India ink on watercolor paper 11 x 17 inches April 4-27, 2011 The exhibit, Through Line, includes new drawings as well as sewn organza sculptures and typewritten works. A highlight is the Segments series of drawings she just created during her February residency at Caldera. Experienced as a whole, the exhibition shows Hutchins’ focus shifting from object to surface (presence to absence, form to void) and back again, allowing […]

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Elspeth Pratt: NONETHELESS, David F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, Portland, OR

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Elspeth Pratt, Implantation, 2007 Mat board 18 x 32 x 8 inches February 1 – March 6, 2011 The Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, is proud to present NONETHELESS, the first U.S. solo exhibition of Vancouver B.C. artist Elspeth Pratt, an artist who has had a deep impact on Vancouver’s internationally recognized visual arts culture. In the words of writer Robin Laurence, “Elspeth Pratt is one of Canada’s most accomplished and possibly […]

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Adds Donna: Black Moon, Half/Dozen Gallery, Portland, OR


Work by Adds Donna March 3 – April 23, 2011 Half Dozen is pleased to present Black Moon by Adds Donna. This is Adds Donna’s first exhibition in Portland, OR. During a radio interview on April 23rd, 2010, Dr. Mario Livio, a senior astrophysicist at the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute, was asked a paradoxical question. “Are those pictures of nebulae actually pink and green?” Dr. Livio wavered in his response. First saying “yes,” then […]

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M5, Curated by Jeff Jahn, Philip Feldman Gallery + Project Space, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

Installation view of M5, Philip Feldman Gallery + Project Space, Pacific Northwest College of Art, 2010 (wall: Francis Celentano, floor: Mel Katz)

August 1-22, 2010

M5 explores the intersections and mutual interests of five artists who have exhibited at Brooklyn’s MINUS SPACE: Don Voisine, Patricia Zarate, Steve Karlik, Nancy White and Rossana Martinez, combined with two of the Northwest’s most historically relevant abstract practitioners Francis Celentano and Mel Katz.

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Donald Judd: Delegated Fabrication, Conference & Exhibition, Portland, OR


  Donald Judd: Delegated Fabrication History, practices, issues and implications Conference and Exhibition, Portland, Oregon Sunday, April 25, 2010 University of Oregon in Portland White Stag Block From the outside a Donald Judd piece is seamless, hiding all traces of it’s construction. But behind the final piece is a rich history of the artist’s intent and his method for fabrication. Join us for a groundbreaking discussion of Judd’s art, lead by contemporary art scholars and […]

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Incongruous Associations and Visceral Urges: An Interview With the Sculptor Fawn Krieger, by Karen Schifano


I’ve long admired the large ambition and seriousness of purpose underlying Fawn Krieger’s deceptively funky sculptural work. She is at home in a variety of scales and situations: crafting “product lines” for a “store” (COMPANY, Art in General), a room-sized installation and collaboration with musician Wynne Greenwood at The Kitchen, scale-shifting architectural sculpture shown both here and abroad, a storyboard for a film, and finally, a new “stage setting” at the Portland Institute for Contemporary […]

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Laura Fritz: Evident, New American Union, Portland, OR


Installation view January 7 – February 22, 2009 “Evident”, the highly anticipated installation by Laura Fritz, is the latest of New American Art Union’s  Couture series. Acclaimed for her mysterious and provocatively understated use of space and objects this is Fritz’s first full-scale solo show in Portland since 2003. In 2005, Seattle’s Regina Hackett listed her as one of, “the most exciting video artists in the country.” For an exhibition in 2007, Reed College curator Stephanie Snyder described […]

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Art and Architecture: An Interview with Brad Cloepfi (Part I), PORT, August 11, 2008


  Allied Works Architecture Maryhill Overlook, 1999 Photo by Sally Schoolmaster  “Brad Cloepfil is the principal of Allied Works Architecture in Portland, Oregon. Allied Works is a nationally recognized architecture firm that has recently completed projects like the extension to the Seattle Art Museum, the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis and is currently finishing the Museum of Art & Design at 2 Columbus Circle in New York. PORT recently sat down with him to […]

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Me, You, You: A Ventriloquy, Small A Projects, Portland, OR

    Michael Zahn, And Then We Came to the End, 2007  June 20 — July 28, 2007 Make some cocktails. Lets make a film. It’s time to talk about the serious stuff. I know. It’s a subject we banter about. It’s that elephant in the room. Abstraction is a bad word. What I mean is that at some point, when someone made a monochrome, it was no longer simply an abstraction. A shift occurred, […]

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