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Comment Archives: stories: Visual Art: Art

Re: “Pioneering Place

It’s not every day we hear someone from Flint, MI but the homie impressed us with this one.

Posted by fullycontrol on 09/20/2010 at 4:40 AM

Re: “Nietzschian Inspiration

Good art has to make you feel something.

Posted by Mandingo on 09/18/2010 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Wade McCollum

I can't wait to see One; The Musical! I never miss one of Wade's performances because he never fails to bring something extraordinary and special to anything he takes on. I've seen many of his performances multiple times because I rave to friends about something I've seen and then attend again with them. Wade is such a phenomenal actor that I'm expecting his musical to be unforgettable. Diann Koppen, Portland

Posted by blondie97213 on 08/24/2010 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Pioneering Place

It's running through August 31.

Posted by Matt Stangel on 07/13/2010 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Pioneering Place

Wow, something positive happening in the mall, who would have thought. Any information on how long the exhibit is happening?

Posted by lil_e on 07/13/2010 at 9:01 AM

Re: “The Art-cession

Whatever Scraps.You know there is nothing original with your stupid carnival art.And indeed you are a hypocrit.Grass Hut goes Balls out?Ding,ding,ding!!!Phony babba balogna!!!Gee who has a vested interest in that?You.Shameless indeed.

Posted by Mandingo on 07/11/2010 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Art! Party!

Sure seems like Art isn't going anywhere in popularity with the public.I mean shit I'm one of the "Most comments"people.I really think most Art is just a hobby.Just the same,glad I am not in need of Art for a liv'in.Starvin Artist..........maybe get a real pay'in job or wait around for that million dollar peice to hit.Good luck.

Posted by Mandingo on 07/11/2010 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Perfect in the Middle

Say it baby:::::////????

Posted by Mandingo on 06/26/2010 at 12:38 AM

Re: “Keeping the House of Sound Alive

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Posted by taylar on 06/22/2010 at 9:27 PM

Re: “Gus Van Sant's Multi-Bodies

Got flava beans?

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Posted by Mandingo on 05/23/2010 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Going Balls Out

Oops...why did "Scampers"leave?

Posted by Mandingo on 05/23/2010 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Going Balls Out

As usual....only thinking in terms of self......its really the fact that not enough money is being made....sad but true.

Posted by Mandingo on 05/23/2010 at 1:38 PM

Re: “Going Balls Out

It's kind of sad and maddening to me that you felt the need to reiterate the " destabilization of the 811 building".. 811 will miss Bwana, of course, but what about the rest of the thriving, awesome businesses inhabiting the building??? At least give us some positive shout outs and recognition. LAME!

Posted by ketchhuphands on 05/05/2010 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Design Density

@sheps22 "Dont see continuous lines wrapping around abstract shapes as much as abstract shapes piercing continuous lines. Its hard to write about art sometimes."

I wasn't referring to piece pictured above. You'd know that if you read the description carefully: "[the] mural is drawn in neon green tape on a gallery wall." Its hard to read sometimes.

Posted by Matt Stangel on 04/23/2010 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Design Density

Reminds me of Escher on lsd in a sorbet shop. Fun to gaze upon but hard to see. Love the colors. Dont see continuous lines wrapping around abstract shapes as much as abstract shapes piercing continuous lines. Its hard to write about art sometimes. Sometimes you have to do more than just walk past it. Sometimes you have to stare at it for hours or live with it to undestand it.Sometimes you will never understand it. A.T.Sheppard

Posted by sheps22 on 04/23/2010 at 7:09 AM

Re: “Uncomfortable? There's an App for That.

I found this show terribly disappointing. Most of the works are on loan from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, so it's all the latest and trendiest artists. If that's your thing, you'll love the show. Personally, I found it all very slick, commercial and shallow. Like a lot of contemporary work, it reflects the artists' and the art audience's interest in novelty and production values. I love the museum, but I'm not sure why they wanted to climb onto this particular bandwagon.

Posted by SamPimento on 04/17/2010 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Disjecta Grows Arms

Here are some expanded notes on the Templeton Building's Portland2010 offerings:…

Posted by Matt Stangel on 04/15/2010 at 6:12 PM

Re: “Art! Party!

damn.... are you for real thinking this shit is NEW?!
where have ya'll been hiding?!
the cross pollination of the visual arts and audio arts HAVE BEEN happening in portland for awhile now!! there's been tons of SOLID live painting/interactive shows around....but all of the media in this town wont cover it!!

Just this last thursday April.1st.
International graff Legend PEETA( just showed here with
Portand graff OG Aden Catalini @Backspace.
a heavily sponsored show(artmedia,imagekind,etc) supported it...
while there was amazing live painting, live music, dj's and even some gurella art happening.

i've personally done a ton of interactive live painting.... 20ft. walls etc..with numerous national, and international musicians.
and the list can go on!!!

just because the media decides to cover your "ART PARTY" doesnt mean youre doing anything
you know shits been rockin around PDX....and ya'll HAVE NOT been the ones rockin it!
stand inline and follow....
because you know who runs this shit.

Posted by ashmon on 04/05/2010 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Uncomfortable? There's an App for That.

I’d strongly recommend against purchasing the app for this exhibit. Six of the items on the app can be found for free online because they are taken directly out of programs from other institutions. The links provided below lead to the unedited source material and provide a much fuller understanding of the artists represented in the exhibit. These links expose the viewer to amazing resources that will enable them to further enrich their exploration of contemporary art. The content created specifically for the exhibit does little justice to the artists or their work, and reflects poorly on the Portland Art Museum, Portland State University, and Pacific Northwest College of Art. Overall, the App feels like an ill-conceived attempt at incorporating technology (giving undue respect to the novelty of an iPod tour) into an exhibit at an institution that struggles to be relevant.

Content of Disquieted app:
Introduction: Bruce Guenther, Chief Curator, “Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art”
Track 1: Charles Ray: Tate Media
Track 2: Su-en Wong: Sue Taylor, Professor of Art History at Portland State, and Bruce Guenther
Track 3: John Baldessari: Tate Media
Track 4: Sue Williams: Arnold Kemp, Artist and Chair of MFA program at PNCA, and Bruce Guenther
Track 5: Tracey Emin: Sue Taylor, Professor of Art History at Portland State, and Bruce Guenther
Track 6: Gregory Crewdson: Excerpts from “Closeup: Photographers at Work” courtesy of Ovation TV
Track 7: Paul McCarthy: Art 21
Track 8: Wangechi Mutu: Christina Olsen, Director of Education and Public Programs at the PAM, and Bruce Guenther
Track 9: Glenn Ligon: Arnold Kemp, Artist and Chair of MFA Program at PNCA, and Bruce Guenther
Track 10: Ellen Gallagher: Art 21
Track 11: Lari Pittman: Art 21
Track 12: Caroll Dunham: Christina Olsen, Director of Education and Public Programs at the PAM. and Bruce Guenther
Track 13: John Sonsini: Sue Taylor, Professor of Art History at Portland State, and Bruce Guenther
Track 14: Ron Mueck: Arnold Kemp, Artist and Chair of MFA program at PNCA, and Bruce Guenther
Track 15 Andreas Gursky: Christina Olsen, Director of Education and Public Programs at the PAM. and Bruce Guenther

Since the museum didn't have the money to produce a catalog, in print or online, here is a list of what is on display. Please enjoy and remember to support your local art museum.

*****Disquieted First Floor*****
Jaume Plensa
In the Midst of Dreams, 2009

Charles Ray
Fall '91, 1992

Barbara Kruger
Untitled (your body is a battleground) 1989

Charles Ray
Male Mannequin, 1990

Su-en Wong
Baby Pink Painting with Three Girls, 2000

Doug Aitken
Free, 2009

John Baldessari
Junction Series: Two Landscapes, Birds (with People) and Soldiers (at Attention) 2002

Bill Viola
The Quintet of the Astonished, 2000

John Baldessari
Noses and Ears, Etc (Part Three): Altered Person with Descending Hand, 2007

Daniel Richter
royit on sunsetstrip, 2008

Takashi Murakami
Hustle 'n Punch By Kaikai and Kiki, 2009

Takashi Murakami
Warp, 2009

Tanya Batura
Sourire en Bois, 2007

Sue Williams
Testicle Flange on the Green, 1997

Wangechi Mutu
Shake a Tail Feather, 2003

Tracey Emin
Keep Me Safe

Gregory Crewdson
Untitled (Blind Reflection), Winter, 2007

Gregory Crewdson
Untitled (Birth), Winter, 2007

Paul McCarthy
Brancusi Tree (gold), 2007

*****Disquieted Second Floor*****
Ellen Gallagher
Teeth Tracks, 1996

Ellen Gallagher
Deluxe, 2004

Glenn Ligon
In My Neighborhood #1, 2004

Glenn Ligon
Remember the Revolution #1, 2004

Sanford Biggers
Cheshire, 2008

Chiho Aoshima
Rinko-chan on the Building, 2005

Chiho Aoshima
Magma Spirit Explodes, Tsunami is Dreadful, 2004

Jan Tichy
Facility 1391, 2007

Lari Pittman
Untitled, 2002

Lari Pittman
Untitled #3, 2008

Carrol Dunham
Over the Water, 2007

Robert Longo
Untitled (Sindelfingen, July 23, 2009, For Kurt, Et in Arcadia Ego), 2009

Ron Mueck
Untitled, 2001

Ron Mueck
Crouching Boy in Mirror, 1999/2002

John Sonsini
Jorge, Carlos, Luis, Remiro, Geovani, 2005

Shirin Neshat
Possessed, 2001

Andreas Gursky
Nha Trang, Vietnam, 2004

Andreas Gursky
Geeley, 2003

Adam Stennett
Mouse Swimming Overhead, 2004

Posted by dinosaur wins! on 03/20/2010 at 3:50 PM

Re: “Before Avalon

"Origins of mystic, feminine power"? What?!

Posted by mel on 03/16/2010 at 2:34 PM

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