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Gaston Lachaise

There is a dark, psychosexual underside to the work of sculptor Gaston Lachaise (1882-1935), familiar for his many outsize female nudes scattered in museums across the U.S. 

Michelle Ross

A respected abstract painter and teacher at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, Michelle Ross is a 2012 winner of the coveted Hallie Ford Fellowship in the Visual Arts. In this exhibition of four w…

Betty Feves

Honoring a major figure in Northwest art, "Betty Feves: Generations" featured sculpture, vessels and dinnerware as well as documentary footage of the artist orchestrating open-air pit firings in Pe…

Sally Finch

Sally Finch presented the 23 abstract drawings and paintings (2009-11) in her exhibition “Weather Studies” just as seasonal rains began to fall in the Northwest. But according to the titles of these

Hayley Barker

In Modern Painters III (1856), John Ruskin named the tendency to ascribe human emotion or agency to objects in nature “the pathetic fallacy.” The fallacy emerges, Ruskin claimed, from an excited…

Anna Fidler

Anna Fidler established a presence in Portland over a decade ago with fanciful abstract paintings and cut-paper collages inspired by forms in nature. Recently she impressed viewers with a hugely amb…

Ryan Pierce

Something has gone terribly wrong in the world Ryan Pierce envisions in this exhibition of recent paintings he called “Written from Exile.” In each scene, he forecasts a future from which human beings…

Mark Barnes

Continuing a photographic tradition of capturing the denizens of the back roads of the Pacific Northwest, Mark Barnes’s recent exhibition at Blue Sky included 43 black-and-white photos from 1992 to th…

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