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Tuesday 09.08.09

Interview with Gregory Green




An interview with Gregory Green in his installation on Sunday.
WCBS Radio Caroline
The voice of the New Free State of Caroline 96.7fm Portland Oregon.
A .5 watt "pirate" radio station for the period of 09/06/09 -12/13/09 stationed in the Hoffman Gallery at Lewis and Clark College.

Posted by Alex Rauch on September 08, 2009 at 9:08 | Comments (0)

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Saturday 08.08.09

Complete video of Incompletely opening



Sure, some of the work leans heavily on that old "failure fetish" crutch that's so so art school but Gallery Homeland's "Incompletely" opening last night was worthwhile... not some utter failure.

Posted by Jeff Jahn on August 08, 2009 at 13:33 | Comments (2)

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Friday 06.26.09

Last chance for Green Oregon

There are a lot of smart shows coming down tomorrow like Anna Gray and Ryan Wilson Paulson's Pearl District debut and the Lesbian Art Show, but Green Oregon at PNCA's Izquierdo Gallery deserves special mention.


Green Oregon on opening night

What's more, Green Oregon is a tightly curated show in a interesting space with some excellent artists like Robert Adams, Patrick Rock, Justin "Scrappers" Morrison, PORT's own Ryan Pierce, Marne Lucas and the region's dean of eco art Bruce Conkle, etc. For me Bailey Winter's painting is the standout. It is anguished over the environment, just plain weird... conjuring both David Lynch and John Wesley and most likely extremely stoned. The effect is troubling, frank, omnipresent and a bit overwhelming... which is exactly like having a discussion about ecology and art the related to it in Oregon. Check it out.

The Manuel Izquierdo Gallery is located in PNCA's 3D Building (825 NW 13th)
and will be open Thursday - Sunday, 1pm to 5PM or by appointment. (hint ring the buzzer)

Posted by Jeff Jahn on June 26, 2009 at 12:31 | Comments (1)

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Monday 04.06.09

Opening Video's April 2009

Though 1st thursday's openings were a bit conservative this month (lacking the excitement and sales of new artists like Eva Speer and PORT's Ryan Pierce last month... except Chambers) shows like Matt King at Fourteen30, Damien Gilley and Ethan Rose at Gallery Homeland and Stephen Slappe etal. at The Art Gym made for memorable openings that would have added "zing" my recent New York trip. Nice to know Portland still stacks up and is showcasing interesting new talent.


Matt King's Science Diet was a rumination on uneasy consumption...

...(more)

Posted by Jeff Jahn on April 06, 2009 at 17:42 | Comments (4)

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Sunday 03.08.09

House of Sound opening night puppet show at NAAU


House of Sound NAAU opening 3-7-2009
An excerpt of the Winter Solstice Puppet Collective's performance last night for the packed opening of Vanessa Renwick's House of Sound. The Evolutionary Jass Band is providing the live soundtrack.

Posted by Jeff Jahn on March 08, 2009 at 15:32 | Comments (0)

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Sunday 02.08.09

Worksound's White Noise opening



White Noise opening at Worksound, where the crowd became a kind of white noise itself

Normally, PORT doesn't care that much for parties that make it impossible to see the show, but this packed feel good get together shows just what a diverse crowd a warehouse show in Portland's art scene can bring. Lets see: lots of artists, too many hipster party goers, some professors and a few major patrons can be seen here. It looks like a nice show and I'll come back later to check out curator/artist Jhordan Dahl's handiwork when I can actually see the show. Till then enjoy this video art scene rollercoaster.

Posted by Jeff Jahn on February 08, 2009 at 23:22 | Comments (6)

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Wednesday 10.15.08

Andrea Zittel follow-up

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Andrea Zittel at PSU

For those who missed the Andrea Zittel lecture at PSU last Monday, it definitely kicked off the 2008-9 PMMNLS lectures series with a bang (but we video'd part of it for you).

Though jam packed at its new location at Shattuck Hall ... (more with video excerpt after the jump)

Posted by Jeff Jahn on October 15, 2008 at 13:25 | Comments (2)

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Wednesday 04.23.08

BYOTV broadcast on the web


Portion of Stephen Slappe's Static Age BYOTV broadcast @ NAAU Saturday April 19th

Overall, a gloriously absurd exercise... especially the live interview between Mack McFarland and Kate Mondlach taking place within the studio less than 40 feet from the TV's. For more context here's Amy's review of the BYOTV show at NAAU.

Posted by Jeff Jahn on April 23, 2008 at 9:39 | Comments (0)

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Monday 04.07.08

Last week's newer altspace openings

Portland's art scene just keeps getting more (and better) alternative spaces, here were a few of the openings from 1st Thursday and First Friday. Needless to say The Everett Station Lofts have really become an interesting enclave once again after their previous heyday in 2003. It also reminds me why it's ridiculous to try to contain all of this activity under one roof (it can't be done)... Portland is better off with 30 interesting spaces rather than 1 large ponderous space that tries to be everything to everyone.

Igloo Gallery @ the Everett Station Lofts, First Thursday April 3rd:


Igloo, though tiny has turned into one one of the most energetic new spaces in Portland. In general the Everett Station lofts make the Pearl ditrict look tame... all you have to do is cross NW Broadway to catch these spaces which are open much later.

Worksound opening First Friday April 4th:

Worksound's Intensions show was a cool rambling affair combining fashion, installation, video, sound art and the awesome improv drumming of Tim DuRoche... (more)

Posted by Jeff Jahn on April 07, 2008 at 10:25 | Comments (1)

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Sunday 03.09.08

The weekend art openings in video

Portland has a very active art scene that continues to expand... blah blah.. you know this already.

I also think last weekend was the first time in recent memory that First Friday/Saturday competed on all fronts with First Thursday. Here were some highlights.


The second iteration of FWD: Dudes Night Out at Gallery Homeland (here's a review of #1) was yet another sprawling group show... it's forgivable since it was a last minute addition when March's orginal show needed a bit more time. These shows are mixers for the artists more than anything else and allow them to debut new ideas and get critical feeback (from one another). They are generally good for taking the pulse of things but solo shows are where the big statements are made...(more)

Posted by Jeff Jahn on March 09, 2008 at 22:28 | Comments (0)

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Thursday 10.04.07

Tom Cramer at Laura Russo Gallery 2007




Solid as ever and always changing, Tom Cramer is a bit of a Portland institution (with all the murals, cars, gallery shows and set designs) and after writing reviews and an essay 2 years ago I felt Tom himself might be the best one to introduce his latest show at his new gallery, Laura Russo.

At this point in Tom's career a museum survey is about all the more he needs, the work is still jaw dropping, still selling like hotcakes to collectors (for more than before) and still evolving. As an artist he's shown no signs of running out of steam and he's an important bridge between the old Portland art scene (Milton Wilson, Clifford Gleason, C.S. Price) and the newest version streaming in from all parts of the globe.

That said, just another review or yet another chat with Tom interview seemed less interesting than this little introduction to what is different and new in his latest work.

Posted by Jeff Jahn on October 04, 2007 at 0:33 | Comments (0)

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Saturday 09.15.07

Jupiter Hotel Art Fair Opening Gala 2007




It was a nice opening, that was more sedate than last year but with more serious collectors...(more)

Posted by Jeff Jahn on September 15, 2007 at 0:16 | Comments (4)

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