Wednesday, September 13, 2017

New Modernism at Elizabeth Leach Gallery as seen by Richard Schemmerer

As Modernism is new again and so is formalism we can rejoice because the art wheel keeps charging forward in retrograde. Yes this a movement that brings as color and simplicity combined with intelligence and decorative pomp. I meant plomp but spell check disagreed and so might you by claiming it's an old hat. No I rebut and let you into the secret world of secrets namely that everything is pulled out of the same hat just at different time periods and as we that is us hopefully change with the aging process we get fresh impulses from similar seeming visuals.
What I am saying is with to many words that the art of self reflection is mirrored in the things we think we know already but judged as if.

New modernism is after all a new way to present us with a style that broke rules and was once radical and now is a trope to get us into a nostalgic mode because we have forgotten how good the world was when the sheer power of color could still inspire awe in us.

New Modernism
Featured artists:
Math Bass, Pat Boas, Chris Gander,
Chris Johanson, Samuel Levi Jones,
Joanna Pousette-Dart and Amanda Wojick

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Timothy Page at WILLCALL Art Gallery, Everett Station Lofts

Their is always something to find in the PDX art triangle and one little gem is WILLCALL Art Gallery,
see for yourself and support the local art community.

WILLCALL is presenting the art of Timothy Page

625 NW Everett Street
Studio 108 (between Broadway and 6th)
Portland, OR 97209

Telephone: (503) 764-9994

Kris Sanford at Blue Sky Gallery, Portland OR

Through the Lens of Desire

Kris Sanford at Blue Sky Gallery, Portland OR

Desire is often misunderstood and interpreted as a sexual notion but mostly we desire to be nurtured and loved for who we are not what we are.
As a group, gay people if that is a word, have been left out of the normal daily interaction that constitute a save protective environment for lovers. Marginalized as humans we had to hide our love and create secret social clubs as an outlet for communication with like.
Public display of gay love is still frowned at but the new generation of gays are not afraid anymore to claim their right to present their love as a gift to the world rather then a perversion.

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Nan Curtis at Nine Gallery, Blue Sky Portland

What if we let it

by Nan Curtis

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What if we let ourselves ponder our points of view and the way we perceive each other and the environment around us. The place we live in is also our responsibility. It is easy to blame others, governments or politics for our situation but the truth is that as a collective we are the neighborhood we co-exist in. Ponder that and let your next steps be guided by that perspective and see this challenging installation at Blue Sky's Nine gallery.

The Eclipse Show, curated by Christopher Rauschenberg at Blue Sky Gallery, Portland

The Eclipse Show, curated by Christopher Rauschenberg

With a keen eye for the spectacular in the conundrum of everyday life Christopher Rauschenberg assembled one of the best exhibits of the year. The human condition is worth paying attention to and the beauty is in the details that sometimes get lost in the chaos of the commercial news cycle. We are beautiful, unique and worth studying to get a better sense of what makes life worth its sacrifices so that future generations don't have to repeat over and over our misaligned visions of ourselves and the world around us.

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