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Lisa Congdon Creative Art 2021

| January 10, 2021 | 0 Comments
Lisa Congdon Creative Art 2021

Stumbling, eclectic and intense; three words that San Francisco based artist Lisa Congdon uses to describe her work. She began in the education and non-profit world and worked her way onto the art scene later in life. When she began producing art at the age of 33, she had no formal training – save a painting class […]

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How-to: Create Sustainable Fashion 2020

| December 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
How-to: Create Sustainable Fashion 2020

I’m writing this as Earth Day 2008 comes to a close here in the northwest, a region known for its earthy inclinations, be it the world’s first all-green Fashion Week here in Portland or just that Carl’s Jr. commercial with a circle of hippies playing hacky-sack in the rain. I’ve been struggling with what to write, and […]

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Amazing Guggenheim Photo Exhibition Outrage 2020

| November 12, 2020 | 0 Comments
Amazing Guggenheim Photo Exhibition Outrage 2020

In today’s post-9/11 media environment, it’s difficult to escape images of human suffering as a result of acts of terrorism and their aftermath. Such images are often challenging to view, evoking powerfully emotional responses from many people – especially the survivors, and the families of the victims. Sadly, though, we are all-too familiar with such […]

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Proven Art of Optimism in the Age of Global War: Istanbul Biennial 2007

| November 12, 2020 | 0 Comments
Proven Art of Optimism in the Age of Global War: Istanbul Biennial 2007

Art biennials are becoming an important fixture in the global art arena and seem to be sprouting up in the most unlikely corners of the world. Before this phenomenon began, there were three key biennials: Venice (founded 1895), Sao Paulo (founded 1951) and Istanbul (in 1973). The Istanbul Biennial, which is equal in stature to the Venice […]

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The Kafka Suite @ the Amazing Chelsea Hotel 2020

| November 11, 2020 | 0 Comments
The Kafka Suite @ the Amazing Chelsea Hotel 2020

Ok, its around 2 AM, New York time. Our ride from JFK to Manhattan was visually informative enough, but lately, considering the layovers, it seems that just flying across the U.S. takes an entire day. I’m sure this is directly attributed to my finding cheaper flight packages online. In any event, after spending the day […]

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Pacific Northwest Proven Art: Winter’s French Influence 2020

| November 10, 2020 | 0 Comments
Pacific Northwest Proven Art: Winter’s French Influence 2020

Seattle and Portland tend to have great art, be it performance or visual; there is always something new and cutting edge to check out from Northwest artists. But in this year’s winter months, the highlight of the Pacific Northwest art scene isn’t local artists; this time it’s all about France. The gray months of February […]

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Deadly Arts 2020

| November 10, 2020 | 0 Comments
Deadly Arts 2020

An ominously dense deluge of debate hangs heavy in the atmosphere of the art community. Gregor Schneider, a German artist, decided that his next piece of art will be similar to the execution of a criminal. The only difference is that there will be no execution and there will be no criminal, just death and just […]

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Repeating Explosions : Cai Guo-Qiang Amazing Art 2020

| November 9, 2020 | 0 Comments
Repeating Explosions : Cai Guo-Qiang Amazing Art 2020

How can an exhibition be in two museums at once? We’re not talking about a digital piece or a film, but actual sculptures. If you’re an artist such as Cai Guo-Qiang, just make a copy. This is exactly what he did for his Inopportune: Stage One exhibit at the Guggenheim in New York. Well, I guess not exactly. […]

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Another Man’s Trash…. Amazing Art 2020

| November 7, 2020 | 0 Comments
Another Man’s Trash…. Amazing Art 2020

Sustainability is slowly becoming a part of all aspects of our lives. From organic cotton tees, to reusable shopping totes, to hybrid cars; there are very few parts left untouched by the “green” market. Now, we are even seeing eco-consciousness in the works of artists. Although some creations make a statement about our impact on the […]

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Memorable Post-Communism and Visual Culture 2020

| November 7, 2020 | 0 Comments
Memorable Post-Communism and Visual Culture 2020

What happens to a country’s visual culture when it moves from Soviet communism to post-Soviet liberalization? A pathbreaking exhibition in the former Soviet Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan, Epoxa (‘Epoch’) grapples with this question. It presents the republic’s initial independence years, 1991-2005, under the rule of the country’s first post-independence president, Askar Akaev. The Akaev […]

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