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Monthly Archives: April 2008

Heavy Industries

10, 9, 8, 7, …if you know what’s good for you, you will go tonight to PSU to hear/meet the duo behind YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES’ cuttingly smart, text-based net art pieces for this week’s installment of the PSU MFA Monday Night Lecture Series at 7:30 PM at PSU 5th Avenue Cinema (510 SW Hall […]

The Significance of No-Significance

Yes, can we please have idea-based adornment? Squint your eyes and enamel pins from the Space Needle, the Girl Scouts, the Rotary Club, and the Daughters of the American Revolution all blur into color and form on the nearest lapel. Like a bumper sticker for your clothes, they signify identification, status, history (where been, what […]

Self Projections at Milepost 5

We mourn the loss of Portland Art Center’s Light & Sound Gallery, one of few (the only?) spaces dedicated to video/sound installation in Portland. So we’re looking forward to tonight’s opening of Self Projections at Milepost 5 with what promises to be a good dose of video, film, sound and installation work. Granted it’s our nominee for most fleeting exhibition of 2008…

Where Spark, Fire

Let’s talk. Do we have to enumerate for you the ten-thousand reasons that you—artist, gallerist, critic, performer, collector—should be at Art Spark this Thursday? Bracing conversation, reconnecting with wayward compatriots, access/introductions to gatekeepers and/or smashing talent, news of opportunities. AND, Art Spark guest host last time ’round, Commissioner Sam Adams, reminded the assembled that we […]

Buckman’s One-Two Punch

The Buckman Bash at the Jupiter Hotel tonight with performances by James Mercer (Shins), Stephen Malkmus (Jicks), and Andrew Dickson and an auction of art by some of Portland’s best and the Buckman Art Show & Sell (today and tomorrow with art, fashion, jewelry and more) are two killer events supporting the kind of elementary school you wish had been around when you were a tyke