The other day juniper couldn’t sleep. She was distraught and frustrated. I got into bed with her and when she started expressing her frustration I would say “it’s ok, it doesn’t matter. You don’t have to worry about sleeping. You don’t have to go to sleep right now. Just enjoy being in my arms right […]
ADAMS AND OLLMAN JOAN NELSON AND JOSEPH YOKUM JUNE 4—JULY 11 The paintings and drawings of Joseph Yokum and Joan Nelson re-vision landscapes through memories collected both from place and feeling. Though the artists are 50 years apart in age, and live in different parts of the country, their work connects through their interests in […]
I’m sifting through old writing this morning, thinking about my artist statement for next week’s winter review presentation and my my recent body of work. I stumbled across this and thought it was a great description. It’s a portrait of me around age 17 or 18. Blinds drawn to keep out the light, I wake […]
My article about “Quality is Contagious” at the Museum of Contemporary Craft is up on PNCA’s Untitled Magazine website. You probably won’t find John Economaki’s precision woodworking tools in your parent’s rusty tool shed. These beauties are works of art in and of themselves. But it’s odd to think that such creations might exist only […]
My first article for PNCA’s online Untitled Magazine is available! Happy birthday to me! It’s about a great audio installation at Portland Museum of Contemporary Craft. Click the screenshot below to read the article. Excerpt: Gabriel Craig has a deep interest in spreading the “gospel of craft.” Several of his projects have centered around sharing […]
My latest article for Red Tricycle
My article on Portland Drop-in Daycare places is live on the Red Tricycle website.
My article on Portland Gluten-Free bakeries for the Holidays is up on Red Tricycle.
Juni and I are heading up to Seattle Thursday to see Anna Fidler’s latest show at Prole Drift Gallery. Anna Fidler: Cherry Bomb November 1 – 25, 2012 Reception: First Thursday, November 1, 6-9pm Prole Drift Gallery 523 S. Main St, Seattle WA 98104
Another Red Tricycle article is up! This one features some great places in Portland for music lessons, with an emphasis on rock’n’roll. After examining the evidence it’s not surprising Portland takes it’s music scene so seriously. With a long lineage of great musicians from the Decemberists to M. Ward, Viva Voce, and The Dandy Warhols, […]
One more article released out into the wild.
It’s live! My first article for Red Tricycle. This one is tip on taking a family vacation in Long Beach Peninsula, Washington.
I’m in love with these photos of disassembled electronics by Todd Mclellan. Disassembled telephone.
I recently had the pleasure of visiting Jeff Mandel’s Custom shoe shop in Portland with some friends. Jeff’s shoes are completely and lovingly handmade to fit your feet like no shoes has ever before. The tools of his trade are almost as beautiful as his shoes. Shoe lasts and women’s shoes Cabinet full of gorgeous […]
I ran across Jenna Robertson’s collage art made from recycled sweaters at Albina Press SE and had to get my hands on one of her squid collages. I took the opportunity to talk to her a bit about her work as I was picking up my new piece from her beautiful, charming Portland bungalow. Jenna […]
Here are my favorites from last night’s First Thursday. It was cold outside and traffic was slow early on, though it looked like it was picking up as I was leaving. Maybe I smelled bad. There is some amazing art this month in Portland. Make sure you get out there. Kristen Miller at PDX Contemporary […]
I’m editing an interview I did with Evan as we speak, but his show at the Together Gallery comes down September 20th so I wanted to post some pics of the show and encourage you to head down there before the end of the show. Evan B. Harris Fables and the Flourish Together Gallery 2916 […]
Hayley Barker’s solo exhibition at Charles A. Hartman Fine Art is comprised of 10 to 15 watercolor paintings on paper. The paintings are layered with detailed markings and tonal washes, and include imagery from plant life, animal fur and scales, and ambiguously sensual organic forms. The show is on display from September 2nd, 2009 through […]
I was fist introduced to Jamie Vasta’s work last year at her solo show at Patricia Sweetow entitled: Mustn’t. I was completely blown away then and was so excited to see the new work. The latest show “kills” is also at the Patricia Sweetow Gallery from January 8th through February 14th, 2009. Initial responses – […]
Scott Greene’s enormous paintings of body parts are dutifully rendered and shined to a full gloss. There are plenty of nods to Phillip Guston’s famous boots but the cartoonish, flat look of Guston has been replaced with a triumphant attempt at achieving renaissance style rendering and varnish. Judging from the sprawled legs and arms, it […]