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Portland Reviews

Elizabeth Malaska

In the six large paintings on view in Elizabeth Malaska's exhibition (all works 2017), female nudes in strange interiors smoke, sleep, sob, or stare at smartphones.

Maria Antelman

The title of Maria Antelman’s exhibition at Melanie Flood Projects“My Touch, Your Command, Your Touch, My Command,” alluded to the mutually influential relationships between machines and their…

Stephen Hayes

Eighteen landscape paintings (all 2016) made up the exhibition Stephen Hayes called “In the Hour Before,” most depicting unremarkable terrain. Roseburg (10-1-15) resembles a Daubigny only just begun…

Rae Mahaffey

In “So-and-So,” Rae Mahaffey presented 11 abstract paintings (all 2015) that signal an exciting high point in an already accomplished, 30-year career. Impeccably crafted, with beautiful, layered surfa…

Julia Stoops

Over the past two decades, Julia Stoops has forged a multi-faceted career in Portland, founding a design studio, teaching art, writing fiction and showing her paintings at various venues around the ci…

Ellen Lesperance

Despite wishful arguments for art as an agent of change, art-making itself can never be confused with real activism, where personal liberty, livelihoods, bodies, even lives are laid on the line.&nbsp…

Dan Attoe

In this exhibition of eight exquisite new paintings and drawings (all works 2013 or 2014), Dan Attoe installed an anomalous, 6-foot-tall neon bloodhound head accompanied by the statement "I know mor…

Yuji Agematsu

For the past 25 years, Japan-born, Brooklyn-based Yuji Agematsu (b. 1956) has maintained an archive of urban detritus—cast-off bits of chewed gum, tattered and illegible printed matter, shrimp shell…

Lucinda Parker

Among the most admired painters in this region, Portland-based Lucinda Parker has forged an impressive career that includes ambitious public projects in Oregon, Washington and California.

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