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Ellen McFadden


Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books (map) Northeast
Sept. 28-Nov. 12 2017

Eighty-nine-year-old Ellen McFadden was born in Portland, and attended what’s now the Pacific Northwest College of Art in the 1940s. Her latest paintings have a structural, quilt-like quality and meticulous abstract composition, with her signature candy-colored palette. They look like what might happen if Sol LeWitt was given instructions to redesign the logo on a box of Good & Plenty, or if Lisa Frank got really into minimalism. McFadden’s work is abstract, and by virtue of that alone, it won’t be for everyone, but I have a real soft spot for it. She’s never not fun. Besides, fall is here. We’ve made it through a year of wintry politics. I’ll take all the color pops I can get. MEGAN BURBANK

Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books

2916 NE Alberta, Portland, OR 97211
Hours: Wed-Sat 12pm-6pm, Sun 11am-4pm

Venue Hours
  • Wed-Sat 12pm-6pm, Sun 11am-4pm
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sept. 28-Nov. 12 2017
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