Friday, April 11, 2014

Double traces: contemporary imagery by Richard Schemmerer


Double traces

We are exposed to multiple exposures all happening simultaneously at the same time but we delay conscious decisions about it just long enough to be able to recognize the familiar and the taught by repetition and example.

The saying goes that we are experiencing image overload but that is only if we let stuff in indiscriminately. We live because of images by that I mean without the constant reinforcement of images we would not be able to experience life. Our brain is built like a camera constantly taking snap shots of the same view to insure we see live as a movie stream.
out of all these fragments we built our story which we store in our brains memory bank and repeat to ourselves.

These images capture the moment when reality as we judge it is suspended in the in between like in the flicker of a flame or the blinking of our eyes. When we retrace what we have already seen we finally see what we have overlooked.
Every night I find the refractions of the day and shelf them as if I knew what I was doing and why because their is a built in certainty in my DNA that maybe one day my life will depend on the information I have gathered through observation.





















photography copyright Richard Schemmerer

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Art star Luc Thuyman at Phillip Feldman Project Space at PNCA


Luc Tuymans: Graphic Works—Kristalnacht to Technicolor


The glory of print in its many manifestations is celebrated in this exhibit that bridges the trivial with the social political like only a confident artist can dare.
He shows that he is correctly credited not only with the rival of painting but also brought back to our attention the mystic of printed media.

He captures not just the myths of life but also its process of the unfolding.



























































Tuesday, April 1, 2014

ELLEN LESPERANCE at Upfor Gallery


ELLEN LESPERANCE
Do you know that one day you lost your way, man?


We all lose our way sometimes like a poet lost in the translation of his own words.The world we live in is temporal and so is our presence. Nevertheless each individual leaves his/her imprint like a residue that can be traced not necessarily back to its owner but to the time period it had social political ramifications.

What have Amazonian women in common with suburban house wives? Think about it!

Sometimes it is more important to find the right question then having a pat answer because it is about the process of thinking. This installation attempts to engage your mind with exquisite visual temptation.













































Sue Friesz "Transformation" at PDX Contemporary Art gallery window exhibit


Not everybody can find one of the rare spots in one of the local blue chip galleries. Luckily PDX Contemporary offers their window as a platform for new artists to get notoriety. Every month this window is transformed to our delight and surprise.We can enjoy high art without the anxiety of entering one of these temples of unsettling conceptual art projections.







Artist members exhibit at Blackfish Gallery




Celebrating 35 years of artist independents from the shackles of gallery owners and the industry of critics. Blackfish is an institution and has helped many NW artist to sharpen their skills and at the same time open the ayes of ever new art lovers.

















































Lee Kelly at Elizabeth Leach Gallery




Here we find Sculptures that remind us of the glory days of civilization before trash art and appropriation reared their ghastly head. The exhibit is combined with paintings as basic as the building blocks we are made of but telling the story of creation all the same.The feminine and the masculine aspects of creation are not in war with each other but replenish what the other is lacking.
"Pavilion" reminds us that human existence might be temporary but art in its monumental form will outlast its critics.






































Saturday, March 22, 2014

Supersize Superman by Richard Schemmerer


Photography by Richard Schemmerer



We are not more than the sum of our parts no matter how much that is claimed. Sometimes its good to see eye to eye with ones limitations as a person and also as a nation. That doesn't mean want can't or shouldn't dream of a super sized Superman because that is exactly what's needed to deal with today's worlds problems. It doesn't matter who is to blame for it. We are all to blame if we ignore the small details we can do something about by being addicted to the big picture that seems to overwhelm our ability to focus straight on what's right in front of us. Don't super size your happy meal but expand your ability to think happy thoughts and pass it forward.