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Saturday 07.19.08

« Disjecta: Rematerializing? | Main | Monday Links »

Rearranging at PAM: Newman, Murakami, Dunham etc.

Barnett Newman's Canto #7, full set on display now

The Portland Art Museum has shuffled more than a little bit around with some very distinguished guests including Barnett Newman and Andy Warhol (a more sweeping rehang of the nearly 3 year old Jubitz Center for Contemporary Art should be expected an a year or two). Also, There's the new Marc Dombrosky show at Apex (I found it underwhelming; crafty sewing + human desperation has been done with more legitimacy and personal investment by Tracey Emin). Check it out though, it's kinda fun to sharpen one's teeth on (BTW what's with all the attention paid to weak examples of Seattle art at PAM lately?). That said the Contemporary Northwest Art Awards and the awesome Ed Ruscha show are absolutely worth a trip, even from out of state.

Besides the programming you gotta check out:

A complete set of Barnett Newman's 18 Cantos 1963-64. These are no ordinary prints, this is a complete set of the most important prints in the last 108 years. Simply sublime, they are fittingly are on display in the Greenberg room of the Jubitz Center beneath the Calder.

Ursula Von Rydingsvard's P's and Q's is a compelling addition to PAM's strong sculpture collection (nice that PAM has made a point of collecting from artists in its two solo show exhibition series).

There is also a tiny Andy Warhol shadow painting on the third floor of the Jubitz center.

Other things worth ferreting out:

Henk Pander
The Bombardier, 2003
Oil on linen
Museum Purchase: Funds provided by Mr. Albert Kennedy, the Laura Russo Gallery, Greg Goodman Charitable Fund of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation, and Mark and Christi Goodman Charitable Fund of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation
Location: 4th floor, Center for Northwest Art, Hoffman Wing, Belluschi Building

Jo Jackson
History: The Complete Drawings, 2005-07
Portfolio of eleven screenprints
Museum Purchase: Funds provided by the Contemporary Art Council
Location: 4th floor, Center for Northwest Art, Hoffman Wing, Belluschi Building

Ann Gale
Gary, 2005
Oil on canvas
Gift of the artist and Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco
Location: 4th floor, Center for Northwest Art, Hoffman Wing, Belluschi Building

Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli
Summer Day, 1857/1877
Oil on panel
Bequest of Winslow B. Ayer
Location: European Galleries, 2nd floor, Ayer Wing, Belluschi Building
Note - this painting is back on display after being reinstalled in a hand-restored period frame

Georg Kolbe
Standing Nude, n.d.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jan de Graaff
Location: 1st floor, JCMCA

John Singer Sargent
Assistant Sketch for "The Triumph of Maria de Medici" (Louvre), 1877
Oil on canvas
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orrin W. June, New York
Location: 1st floor, JCMCA

Hassel Smith
Painting No. 18, 1961
Oil on canvas
Museum Purchase: Contemporary Art Fund
Location: 1st floor, JCMCA

Luc Tuymans (wonderfully installed between a great Gerhard Richter and Tom La Duke for a gray trio)
Epcot, 2008
Oil on canvas
Private Collection
Location: 4th floor, JCMCA

Luc Tuymans
Evidence, 2005
Oil on canvas
Lent by the James B. Tananbaum and Dana S. Tananbaum Family Trust
Location: 4th floor, JCMCA

Takashi Murakami (*impressively juxtaposed with the Carroll Dunham's listed below)
Eka Danpi (Eka's amputation) - Red Daruma, 2007
Acrylic and platinum leaf on canvas mounted on board
Private Collection
Location: 4th floor, JCMCA

Carroll Dunham
Blue Box with Fading Structures, 1996
Mixed media on canvas
Lent by the James B. Tananbaum and Dana S. Tananbaum Family Trust
Location: 4th floor, JCMCA

Carroll Dunham
Meso-Kingdom One, 2001
Mixed media on linen
Lent by the James B. Tananbaum and Dana S. Tananbaum Family Trust
Location: 4th floor, JCMCA

Posted by Jeff Jahn on July 19, 2008 at 14:20 | Comments (0)


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