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D.E. May: LA><ART Curated by George Baker

PDX Contemporary Art is pleased to announce D.E. May's solo exhibition at LAXART curated by George Baker. November 8th - December 13th. Opening Reception, Saturday, November 8, 6-8pm. ... http://laxart.org/exhibitions/view/de-maybrihalf-distancei/#images

Storm Tharp: The Oregonian

"Tharp's fluid and loopy portraits in gouache and ink, which were featured in the 2010 Whitney Biennial, are gone, replaced by portraits and object studies, several in oils, that emphasize more earth-bound depictions of his subjects. This shift plays to his strengths, making "Tiger," which contains some truly exceptional compositions, the most effortless and natural body of work Tharp has shown in Portland." ...

Cynthia Lahti and D.E. May: East Oregonian Gallery at Pendleton Center for the Arts

Traveling exhibition “We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live” featuring Hallie Ford Fellows (including PDX artists Cynthia Lahti and D.E. May) opens for the final time tonight at the East Oregonian Gallery at Pendleton Center for the Arts...

Heather Watkins: Book release Printed Matter New York Art Book Fair

September 26–28, 2014 Preview: Thursday, September 25, 6-9pm MoMA PS1.............................................................................................................................................................. Heather Watkins will be at the Printed Matter New York Art Book Fair this weekend, for the east coast release of her new artist's book, "HOURS", published by Portland-based arts press Container Corps. If you are in the area and can make it, she would love to see you! She will be at the Container Corps table each day from 4-5 pm. There will be a west coast release of the book on October 9 in Portland. More details to come.

Arnold Joseph Kemp: "Public Evidence Spectator"

Arnold Joseph Kemp: Public Evidence Spectator. September 29 – November 2, 2014 Contemporary Gallery, Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA. Artist Lecture: Thursday, October 2nd / Visual Arts Building, Room 2071 Reception: Thursday, October 2nd from 6-7:30 / Center for Art & Theatre

Jenene Nagy: Willamette Week

The stratification of socioeconomic class in Aspen, Colo., wouldn’t at first seem fodder for a fascinating art show, but former Portlander and current Aspen doyenne Jenene Nagy has the moxie to turn this arid conceit into a dazzling grouping of drawings, prints and sculptures...

Jenene Nagy: PORT

Jenene Nagy is making some gorgeous work these days and her latest, titled "brilliant"...

Jenene Nagy: Portland Monthly Magazine Featured Pick

This former Portland artist's installation sculptures and graphite works on paper share bold geometric shapes and engrossing shiny surfaces. This exhibition questions the separations between the two art forms.

James Lavadour: on KBOO's Art Focus Tuesday Aug 5th, 11:30am - 12 noon

Eva Lake will host James Lavadour to talk about his PDX show, participation in Crystal Bridges landmark exhibition"State of the Art" and no doubt about making art in general.

Nancy Lorenz: "stand out " in exhibition Beauty Reigns at the McNay Art Museum

Beauty Reigns: A Baroque Sensibility in Recent Painting at the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio Review by Rachel Adams Lemon Gold, Silver Sulphur, 2014, 102 x 72 inches "A standout from the group is New York-based artist Nancy Lorenz, who closes the show with a bang. Her installation of 26 small, untitled works along with two larger paintings—Gold Sea with Cloud and Lemon Gold, Silver Sulphur—allows the viewer to understand the varied materials Lorenz works with, including cardboard, burlap, mother-of-pearl, and gold and silver leaf. The small works are intimate, and the marks are organic. And while other works in the show exude precision, Lorenz’s paintings exude passion. One small work is corrugated cardboard the artist scratched into, almost feral in the gesture, and then covered in gold. The dimensionality and diverse surfaces of Lorenz’s gilded abstraction leads directly back to Baroque, particularly the Rococo movement of the late Baroque period. In these works, beauty truly reigns." - Rachel Adams, Arts + Culture Texas Beauty Reigns: A Baroque Sensibility in Recent Painting Illustrated book available, with essays by Lilly Wei and Stephen Westfall Featuring work by Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.), Kamrooz Aram, Charles Burwell, Annette Davidek, Fausto Fernandez, Nancy Lorenz, Ryan McGinness, Beatriz Milhazes, Jiha Moon, Paul Henry Ramirez, Rex Ray, Rosalyn Schwartz, and Susan Chrysler White