This year’s iteration of the Portland Biennial, organized by the Disjecta Contemporary Art Center and curated by artist Michelle Grabner, claims to be the most complete survey of contemporary art in Oregon ever.
Plunge into dreams at Volta NY 2016.
The jukebox is quiet and there’s prosecco flowing, but anachronisms aside, Macon Reed’s “Eulogy for the Dyke Bar” installation is a vibrant tribute to the disappearing lesbian bar.
I first learned about Cubism in an art history class my sophomore year of college. I remember the moment of revelation, after reading a lot about but still failing to grasp what exactly Picasso and Braque were after. In the darkened lecture hall one afternoon, our teacher summed it up this way: how sparingly could you paint a face while still having the viewer understand it as a face? What was the bare minimum required for representation? As legend has it, these questions and the art they inspired changed the course of art history forever.
Is the same true of the digital revolution? That’s the premise of Decenter, an exhibition curated Andrianna Campbell and Daniel S. Palmer and currently on view at the Abrons Arts Center.
Three must-see shows this weekend in SF: Parker Koo Ito’s RGB Forever show at Adobe Books Backroom Gallery; the AVATAR 4D group show at NOMA Gallery; and Rich Bott’s STILL AT LARGE STOP LAST SEEN AT MIRA MESA CHILIS STOP at 2nd Floor Projects.