Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Jiseon Lee Isbara at Hap Gallery

Hold that thought

Jiseon Lee Isbara at Hap gallery

Jiseon Lee Isbara at Hap Gallery

What happens when we hold a thought? What happens with all the thoughts we think and how do we create thoughts. Lot's to think about. Even animals seem to able to think in a rudimentary way but don't waste all day contemplating all the things we did or should have done. Information is power was the motto of the past. Today information is still part of a control system but also pushes us towards a meltdown of sorts. The old ways of communicating have been amputated by technology and in todays world we exchange our deepest thoughts not person to person but on line becoming part of a stream of verbiage that is treated like mental garbage competing for attention as the span of it gets shorter and shorter.

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URBAN GROWTH BOUNDARY at Upfor gallery, Portland


Gregory Euclide,
Alex Lukas
and Laura Vandenburgh at Upfor Gallery

Natural and conceptual blend with construction and deconstruction as nature tries to survive our onslaught of ever new invention that plunder its resources to the good for all and the pockets of a few.
We are builders of societies and these societies need to be fed and housed. As population grew the natural world had become secondary to us and the un-natural environments our now our new habitat. Soon we will have outlived even this space and will need to invent new modes of cohabitation even if that means to move into outer space to let Earth recover from our rape.

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Ethan Rose at PDX Contemporary Art Gallery, Portland

Sound is not just a buzz word but is all around us. We are never able to escape it sometimes we even have a song or dialog in our head as if a DJ is spinning inside our head. Sound is vibration is on the move is the make and shaker of our reality.
Installation don't get enough credit because of our preconceived notion that art has to be sellable or at least decorative in nature. This is a sublime example of what contemporary art should achieve namely it should engage us a make us marvel about the world.

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Jiseon Lee Isbara at Hap gallery, Portland

'Hold that thought"

Jiseon Lee Isbara at Hap gallery, Portland

What were you thinking? Whose is the one that thinks that he thinks. How is it all shelved away in the fast vault of our brain and how do we find the right info at the right moment. We are the mirror of our thoughts stitched together by the many facets of the collective mind. Every word has an impact when used with a commanding voice reverberating its frequency deep into our mental space.
Catch phrase dominate our daily communication and change the meaning of life as we claim it in the process.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Water, group show at Froelick Gallery, Portland

Science says that a lean body contains about 60 % water with lots of it used just by the skin alone. Water goes skin deep not just physically but also spiritually where we feel refreshed daily after a bath in the nights silences. This is an appropriate show considering that this is the hottest year on record and that wild fires are raging across the nations.

The art is superb and leaves one thirsty for more.

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