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Monthly Archives: October 2006

Early Bird Gets Worm

OFFICE opens new show of work by Amy Ruppel Tomorrow night, OFFICE (2204 NE Alberta) opens a show of new work by designer and artist Amy Ruppel, “The Early Bird Gets the Worm.” She’s known for her sweet figurative encaustic works (sometimes mixed media) pairing a modern sensibility (and lots of birdies) with the patina […]

Mr. Popovic at PICA

PICA’s current Artist in Residence is Croatian artist, Viktor Popovic who creates glowing installations with lights (argon gas tubes, say) illuminating found and industrial materials. He also makes sculptures of and paintings on lead. The result of an arts-institutional buddy-system we’re happy to see, Popovic will be making an installation at the Portland Art Center […]

Gertrude at Vendetta

design: Philip Iosca ultra loves smart conversation with a visual culture bent almost as much as we love the namesake of this new arts salon. Hail Gertrude, a new salon devoted to visual culture, put on by Organism, Portland’s newest arts presenting institution with big ambition and promised international scope. Organism director, Jeff Jahn calls […]

An Hour On The Sun

Diana Puntar’s solo show at Small A Projects Tonight, Laurel Gitlen’s Small A Projects (1430 SE Third) opens “AN HOUR ON THE SUN,” a solo exhibition of new work by Diana Puntar. Brooklyn-based Puntar has done furniture-like sculptures in synthetic materials that mimic the real (faux-woodgrain laminates, say). The best of these are like a […]

Debrief: Show2006

design: Thunderbolt. photo: Sarah Henderson Don’t miss show2006, currently on view at PNCA. It’s a great survey of some of the high-powered furniture and object design talent working in Portland today. This showcase of “innovative and functional furniture design” by Portland-based designers opened with a standing-room-only reception at the Pearl District showroom of Design Within […]