Finally, things are getting more interesting in the galleries, with a certain explosion of material and geometry as well as heightened states of awareness. Kinda like springtime for Clement Greenberg in Portland?
Jonathan Berger at Adams & Ollman
The show has been up since mid February but you still have till March 12th to see Jonathan Berger's A Future Life. Of course, nothing stands out like a funeral in Springtime but this reliquary of funerary forms and carbonized cubes has the kind of thoroughness I'd like to see more often in solo shows in Portland. Not sure how I feel about it overall (too many great people died in the last few months) and pulling a Louise Nevelson where everything is black (or white for that matter) can be a hack's strategy but at least there is a gestalt and a mood. Americans don't contend with death very much either and it seems like the artist is holding a wake for many lame art world strategies... That is a cheery thought actually. All that said, this is the must see among the commercial galleries this month.
A Future Life | February 12 - March 12
First Thursday: March 3rd
Adams & Ollman
209 SW 9th
One of my favorite things about Portland's art scene is you can be discovered in numerous ways... in fact one of those young painters I continually watch, Danridge Geiger, is having an exhibition in a trendy clothing store near PICA and the Ace Hotel. Titled The Reward Cascade
Geiger captures the eruptions of life that Portland's massively flowering Spring brings... he's one to watch.
Reward Cascade | March 3 - 31st
Opening: March 3rd 5-8PM
1003 SW Washington
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