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PORT is an online visual arts publication dedicated to critical discussion as lensed through Portland, Oregon.

Andrew Wyeth, On The Edge (2001) The Wyeths: Three Generations at the Portland Art Museum

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The Boathouse Microcinema is one of the brightest spots in the Portland scene and their latest, "PDX Cinematic Ps

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Perhaps you missed the sold out Arts and Cultural Summit in Vancouver last weekend? Well you are in luck, they videoed the whole thing and have posted it for you (I start speaking at 2 hours and 45 minutes if you want to avoid my yakity yak. I

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The Portland Winter Light Festival is looking for contemporary artists and more venue ideas. The festival hasn't been around that long but is looking to expand its serious contemporary art participation. If you have some innovative ideas bounce them off their staff...

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Matthew Collings reviewed the new Basquiat exhibition at the Barbican. What Ive always liked about both Collings and the artist is the way they hone in on conce

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Interview with Jennifer Steinkamp

Jennifer Steinkamp is a digital art pioneeer who creates vibrant, often mesmerizing works that explore; education, science, pathology, art history, even politics. A professor in the Department of Design Media Arts at UCLA, Steinkamp, is simultaneously both an educator and one of the best known digital artists on the p

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Bill Will, House of Mirrors Bill Will is one of Portland's biggest trickster satirist installation artists and in times like these what could be more ap

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Alison Saar Alison Saar is considered one of the most important and sometimes controversial artists doing public art today. PO

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I'm still working on numerous long pieces due out before Fall officially begins (we are still in the early September rev up days). Till that backlog subsides here are some important reads: The

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Kate Simmons' Slow Cooked at Alexander Gallery First off, the Alexander Gallery in Oregon City is an under appreciated and under exposed gem in the region with its high ceilings and overall n

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Jennifer Steinkamp's Orbit at PAM (photo Jeff Jahn) One day before the total eclipse the

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Detail from Buster Simpson's "Captiva Raft Revisited 2017" from Rising Water Confab, a collaborative residency at the Robert Rauschenberg studio on Captiva Island, Fl. Portland

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We are still working on no less than 3 major articles, till then here are some things to chew on: This interview with Philippe de Montebello is fascinating regarding the future of the Met. In ma

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Portland is hotter than a furnace (ok technically not) but still in a city where air conditioning can be rare in even finer homes heat challenges Portlanders. Frankly we arent used to being cooped up and with the unusually wintery Winter we had Portlanders are starting to feel like tatertots that have gone from the freezer

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I hope everyone (in this hemisphere) is having a great Summer despite and we have 3 major pieces in the works for you (two interviews and an extensive thinkpiece). Till then here are some of the best things I've read over the past few months.

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This past weekend the Portland art scene was shocked to learn that Newspace Center for Photography was closing its doors. There hasn't been a formal statement about wh

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Bad Habit (B) at Falsefront Portlanders are stressed, blood has been spilled along ideological and racial lines recently and our own government appears to be trolling the entire United States a

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Last week I visited the North Coast Seed Building's annual open house. Going on for 22 years now it is perhaps the most Portland event anyone can attend. The building's occupants are fondly dubbed seedlings and there is profound sense of becoming in these spaces. Touring spaces like this is like experiencing an anatomy of

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The North Coast Seed Building is one of Portland's great artist work spaces (many have disappeared or have been threatened). Today it hosts its annual open house. The building is made up of three separate warehouses c

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Grisha Bruskin's Alefbet I cannot think of a better time for Oregon's Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education to reemerge on Portland's Park Blocks. Beset with hate crimes its

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rendering of the new Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at PSU At a time when nearly every college gallery or museum seems to be under pressure the exciting news this week is t

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Keep Me Safe, Tracey Emin What I like about collectors putting on their own shows is not every one of their open house efforts is worth recommending but Women to the Front at Lumber Room fits the bi

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With Portland's intense real estate market perhaps the last refuges for Portland's vital alt-space scene are its excellent in-house galleries which turn residencies into art spaces. Does RACC support them enough? Emphatically, NO... but we should be valuing and supporting them. Here are two to check out this weekend. Th

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Mickalene Thomas I've known Mickalene Thomas for a long time and interviewed the one-time Portlander years a

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Suddenly the never ending soggy February has ended and Portland is awash in summer-like sunshine. Time to emerge from the caves to feel the heat at these cool shows: P.I.M.G.'s Liminal Passage,

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Well, Ive been enjoying running around to so many thesis group shows (I prefer no to see the solos because Im more interested in the work they make after art school). Though expectedly a bit wobbly on their new legs its nice to see some real resolve and sometimes outright anger in the work this year. The times demand it.

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Clifford Still, PH-405 (1967), private collection @ Portland Art Museum My first pick is easy, the Portland Art Museum is participating in the National Museum Day today so it is free. There's

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OCAC's 2017 BFA show It is that time again, new graduates have their thesis shows and there are often group show aggregations of various school's programs. My consistent favorite of these al

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I've been traveling and unpacking those sojourns and recently catching up on shows. There will be many articles on the way to round out the month. First though let's catch up. Sad news, Vito Acconci has died. PORT

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