Monday, May 11, 2015

Art Around Portland

I'm not done with Portland yet.  There is lots of art to be found in Portland.

The glass piece was one in an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Craft.  I took this picture because it also had the drawing of the piece.  A panel member in one of the discussions at the SAQA conference had said that she finally realized that she didn't have to do a completed sketch in gouache, as one of her professors had done, before actually starting a piece.  This reminded me of her story.

Composition in Circles/Black and Composition in Circles/White by Christy Matson

North Light by Chris Kelly at the Augen Gallery 

The above photo is just a detail of a photograph by Ben Buswell at the UpFor gallery.  It catches the light and glitters because he made a bunch of scratches in the paper, like the detail below.  It was under glass so hard to photograph without reflections.  You really have to see them in person.

I enjoyed visiting the galleries in the Pearl district and seeing the public art around town. I didn't have time to make it to the Portland Art Museum.

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