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

Cynthia Lahti, Frau (2012) photo Jeff Jahn Congratulations to

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Art criticism is becoming rarer and rarer because most outlets dont take the time to develop space and expectations for strong critical voices. PORT turns 10 June 1 and we have always taken the long view as well as the immediate taking both with a grain of salt. What little visual arts writing there is tends to be aimed a

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This February two solo shows in Portland seem to capture the current zeitgeist of the city and beyond. The micro survey of folk art icon Howard Finster, Space Is My Future at the Portland Museum of Modern Art and

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David Salle discusses the much disliked The Forever Now at MoMA. He is right that forever and now are two terrible words in show titles but I still feel that much of the ire stems from the use of "Atemporal". Look, pai

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Marie Watt is juror for the 2015 Artworks NW, deadline 3/6/15 I'm not wild about the entry fee (neither is Watt)... to me it is better t

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Vicky Lynn Wilson at CCC Vicky Lynn Wilson is one of those artists we here at PORT track. Partially, it is because she always puts such exhaustive effort into her exhibitions. Her previous

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Christopher Knight on low tech frottage art at the Hammer. Lucy Li

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Area view Jeffrey Thomas Fine Art's inaugural show (photo Jeff Jahn) We

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Artcritical does an critic's roundtable on the much maligned The Forever Now painting exhibition at MoMA. Generally I think it is the lack of these sorts of polymorphous discussions amongst critics that has been kee

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Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945 opens today at the Portland Art Museum. I can't tell you how many times longtime P

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Portland Building (photo Jeff Jahn) The Oregonian is

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The big art news to start off the week is the attribution of two bronzes to Michelangelo. It's a good old fashioned art historical detective story of works that have been hidden in plain sight. The

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Subtitles by Victoria Haven at PDX Contemporary (photos Jeff Jahn) Everyone, left to his own devices, forms an idea about what goes on in language which is very far from

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To keep it brief, former Soho gallerist Jeffrey Thomas returns to the art business with a new gallery model in the form of Jeffrey

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Attend, Mike Rathbun at Archer Gallery There are a lot of shows ending this weekend at the Art Gym, Lumber Room and Appendix is closi

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PDX, aka Portland's airport is changing its carpet... we design oriented people in Lil Beirut are very interested in this. Honestly PDX should have sim

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It is an odd time of year when most of the art venues have just put up holiday group shows or held over an exhibition while they do the Miami art fairs (The best of which is Ann Hamilton at Leach). Still there are usually a few gems to be found. Here are my 2 picks:

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blake Shell We are thrilled that Blake Shell is the new Director of the Art Gym. She did an excellent job at Clark College and lost that

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Portland based photographer Alain LeTourneau has taken on the necessary and perhaps under apprec

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It's true Britain and the USA are very different in the way they produce and consume art talk. Britain is certainly more critical,

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Portland has many connections to Japan including; intensive volcanism, a climate with ample moisture, earthquakes, tsunami and of course a strong Japanese community. Still, it is Portland's world class Japanese Garden that truly seems to transport us to another culture (see the current

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We will have an amazing interview for you to digest before and after Turkey Day this week but till then here are some links: One of my favorite critics Matthew Collings in

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The LA times considers JFK as arts patron in chief... Can formalism be political?

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Installation view of From the Beginning (Yet Further On) (photo Jeff jahn) In support of her exhibition at PSU's Littman Gallery t

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The latest of the Art Clark lecture series is award winning photographer Susan Seubert. Seubert has recieved both an Eisenstaedt Award and an International Photography Award and exhibited in the 2009 Northwes

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David Chipperfield's new Jumex Museum seems like a cross between Renzo Piano and Louis Kahn, which sounds rather ideal. Still it is yet another white box within a marble box, which also seems a tad backwards thinking just like Moneo's MFAH wing did at the time. Still, it is definitely nice and

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The opening lines of the press release for Anna Craycroft's C'mon Language reads "C'mon Language is an exhibition in pursuit of an artistic vocabulary." In conversation, Craycroft indicates that she had never intended to create a community. Instead, the exhibit operates as an immersive inquiry into epistemology, p

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Dana Schutz, Reformers (2004) November has had a glut of great art talks (including Josiah

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Sean Healy's Half a Pack a Day Man (detail) It has been over 2 years since Oregon has been treated to a Sean Healy exhibition and Smudge, by virtue of the fact that it is a non-commercial s

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