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Sue Tompkins

Portland Museum of Modern Art (map) North
Sept. 5-Oct. 5 2013

She makes concrete poems. You wish they were haikus made out of asphalt, but nope, Sue Tompkins’ artwork looks more like blocks of text or weird little shapes that dribble words down sheets of white paper. They tend to repeat phrases over and over, or they’re just words that the Glaswegian gathers from the everyday. Some of her poems are reminiscent of Jack Torrance’s finest work at the Overlook Hotel. So what I’m saying is don’t make Tompkins mad when she performs her word poems; she might have an axe to grind with you. COURTNEY FERGUSON

Portland Museum of Modern Art

5202 N Albina, Portland, Oregon 97217
503-953-0515
Hours: Daily 12pm-7pm

Venue Hours
  • Daily 12pm-7pm
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sept. 5-Oct. 5 2013