Monday, November 12, 2012

Ronna Neuenschwander at Froelick Gallery, Portland

Ronna Neuenschwander at Froelick Gallery, Portland

If you break the mold you better come up with something better. We all like to collect things to make us feel at home in a hostile world.
Taste is as various as we have individuals but all of us love to decorate our place of habitation. Humans dependent on a feeling of belonging and mementos hold our memories dear. This show seems to question our habits and also refresh what's considered re purposing of something that existed in different form.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Mark Warren Jacques as seen at Breezeblock Gallery

Mark Warren Jacques:
Each Story in This Story Has a Story

Life is a complicated story actually it is as many as their are people.

Beauty is not simply beauty but has a price has a stigma has benefits. This is a beautiful exhibit of beautiful artwork that tries to tell a story about beauty.

Mark is talking about a big ass story like " the Odyssey" or " Love Story" we all can relate too and is told in our individual stories. All of our stories combined make up the big picture so to speak.

How does art fit into this. Well Art tells these stories in frozen in time paintings.

To understand these musings better you have to see the Art of Mark Warren Jacques

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Ellen Goldschmidt & Mario Caoile at Blackfish Gallery, Portland

Ellen Goldschmidt Not All Black and White


Mario Caoile Recent Paintings

show diverse work but somehow it works well together offsetting each other just enough top keep the viewer interested. Both artists have let go of inhibition and lead us with exuberance on an excursion into the land of art.

The mind is a wondrous tool and both artists excel in letting their minds play free of judgment.

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photography by Richard Schemmerer

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Collider at Littman Gallery PSU, Portland

Collider brought together 6 Portland artist and let their art communicate which each other and with the visitor at once. Specifically curated by Jeff Jahn this exhibit is a reminder that art besides being beautiful can also help change our perception and can attract new creative talent to a place to literally transform its social political environment.

Portland as a city that benefits from artists like the ones in this show even if it is not immediately aware of it. This city's livability factor has increased dramatically because of its creative scene.

Other city's equally have prospered because of their art community and hopefully one day our elected officials will honor and value the worth of their artist community by sufficiently funding it.


Art by

Amy Bernstein, Calvin Ross Carl, Jesse Hayward, Victor Maldonado, Nathanael Thayer Moss and Eva Speer

Curated by Jeff Jahn

see my interview with Jeff Jahn at

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Storm Tharp at PDX Contemporary Art Gallery

Storm Tharp is no doubt a master in his metier. This exhibit proofs once more that there is no one like him right now on the Art zenith.

His taste is so refined that it allows us to get a glimpse of our own sublime self that is hiding underneath all the rubble we accumulate in a lifetime worth of consuming.

I would like to hire Storm Tharp to make over my soul and I am sure it would be a much more beautiful thing afterwards.

Take a deep breath of appreciation and see this exhibit.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Anna Fidler at Charles A. Hartman Gallery, Portland

Anna Fidler: Vampires and Wolf Men

Myth on paper huge that is. An impressive exhibit that dazzles with style, technique and historical references. Brightly colored historical figures posing as Vampires seem to have found inspiration in Neo Pop. A nice twist on portraiture which can become to predictable but not so as imagined by Anna Fidler.

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Saturday, September 8, 2012

"Space/Form" curated by Sven Davis at Breeze Block Gallery

"Space/Form" curated by Sven Davis


Breeze Block Gallery, Portland

Breeze Block rocks and so does Portland

Sven Davis of Arrested Motion has braught together the hwo is who of Nu art.
the show looks crisp and tight with a great mural installation by Mark Dean Veca and Michael Murphy in the back to tackle the space like a furry forrest monster.

We all act different in any given enviroment and this show lets us see the artiistic vision of the art new visonaries.

art by

Aakash Nihalani, Adam Normandin, Adam Wallacavage, Alex Lukas, Alicia Dubnyckyj, Amy Casey, Anthony Zinonos, Augustine Kofie, Ben Eine, Bill McRight, Blaine Fontana, Brendan Monroe, Brett Amory, Carl Cashman, Carl Riddle. Cheryl Molnar, Chloe Early, Chris Ballantyne, Chris Scarborough, Christian Mendoza, Christopher Derek Bruno, Clayton Brothers, Cleon Peterson, Dabs Myla, Dana Brown, Dave Kinsey, David Kassan, David O’Brien, Deedee Cheriel, Doze Green, Drew Tyndall, Eric Shaw, Eric White, Erik Mark Sandberg, Francesco Igory Deiana, Frank Gonzales, Gary Taxali, Geoff McFetridge, Ghostpatrol, Greg Eason, Greg Lamarche, Hamishi, Henry Gunderson, Ian Francis, Jacob Magraw Mickelson, James Marshall (Dalek), Jason Thielke, Jeff Depner, Jeff Soto, Jim Houser, Jordin Isip, Josh Keyes, Joshua Krause, Judith Supine, Kai & Sunny, Karin Krommes, Karl de Vroomen, Katrin Fridriks, Kenji Hirata, Kevin Cyr, Kevin Earl Taylor, Kevin Peterson, Kid Acne, Kozyndan, Kris Lewis, Kristen Schiele, Lex Thomas, Logan Hicks, Lola Dupré, Louis Reith, Lucas Price, LX One, Mario Wagner, Marissa Textor, Mark Dean Veca, Mark Schoening, Mark Warren Jacques, Mark Whalen, Mars-1, Martin Wittfooth, Mary Iverson, Matt Leines, Maya Hayuk, Michael Murphy, Mike Stilkey, Moneyless, Nick Walker, Pakayla Biehn, Paul Insect, Pete Watts, Reginald S. Aloysius, Remi Rough, Rich Jacobs, Richard Colman, Ricky Allman, Rostarr, Russell Leng, Ryan Shaffer, Ryan Stewart Nault, Sage Vaughn, Saner, Seonna Hong, She One, Sidney Pink, Sinc, Slinkachu, Stephanie Buer, Sweet Toof, Teresa Duck, Tim Biskup, Tom French, Tristram Lansdowne, Wayne White, Will Barras, Winston Smith

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