PORT and Portland's art scene had a particularly good year in 2007 with a general
expansion of interesting new venues
, artists and greater national exposure all around.
In fact, weve had so much exposure outside of the city that Portlander's have
begun to refer the national media as stalkers. Even PORT
ended up in Art in America
here are just some major stories where we were the first
Portland publication to break the news:
American Art Union's stipend shows
, which were later dubbed Couture
when the final selectee's were announced
makes it's bid for the 511 building
, possibly the most important growth
opportunity for art in Portland in the past 60 years. Other media have been
playing catch up to what could be the biggest story of 2008 as well.
Guth selected for the 2008 Whitney Biennial
Portland Art Museum acquired several nice contemporary objects including a
and a really nice Gene
(we were the only Portland publication to mention these... but then
again we are focused purely on art... so there you have it)
Here are some of my favorite articles from the past year:
Tharp's fairly amazing breakthrough show
... watch for it in our upcoming
"best of" 2007 post
Aerial Tram opens
Interviews with Elliot
Amusingly controversial shows like Kehinde
I think I liked the analysis around LA's
show more than the actual show (except for the amazing Jason
Rhoades which really delivered)
Reed College's Cooley
Irwin's retrospective in San Diego
Several trips out to Linfield College's hard
to get to
at the Portland Art Museum
Kentridge at Lewis and Clark College
Very excited to see your best of 2007
I for one was happy to see the co-op emerge from the shadows. The Edward O'Hare and Kimber Shiroma shows at Gallery 114 were quite impressive and lacked any serious press this year. Strong shows from newer talents.
I must protest... and agree. Kimber Shiroma did have a great show and maybe you missed our
rather in-depth Kimber Shiroma review
I did miss the Kimber Shiroma review. Thanks.
I just found out about this site from a friend.
I'm not certain what you're protesting. I thought they were both strong showings. I was more drawn to the Shiroma show, but felt there was a narrative in the O'Hare show that held my interest. Never heard of either before and met both of them at the gallery. Interesting people to say the least. I went back to see the shows a couple times, something I rarely do of late. Sadly I found out that Shiroma's show did not sell at all. And I was told that O'Hare sold more that month than any other artist at that gallery spanning the past couple years. A testament to something I suppose.
Just protesting the non-fact that shiroma was completely overlooked.
curious to see more
Thanks for signing in,
. Now you can comment. (sign
(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by
the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear
on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)