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Art and Houseplants
Richard Speer visits some Portland businesses that take their art seriously, not just using it for ambience, but with real curatorial intent more...

Black and Blue
David S. Rubin finds new and unexpected insights to the art of Alexander Calder and Betye Saar in their recent exhibitions. more...

Melting Pot Aesthetics
In direct contrast to the current political tribalism, key artists have been freely and effectively blending racial and cultural signifiers. more...

“Romantic Songs of the Patriarchy”
Ragnar Kjartansson's recent durational performance "Romantic Songs of the Patriarchy" posted 30 women throughout San Francisco's Women's Bui more...

Portland Evolves from Figure to Field
Visiting from Seattle, Matthew Kangas explores the unique virtues of Portland's current scene, starting with its one but singular major art more...

Midterms -- Where Will You Be?
The midterm elections this year reflected a key moment in the current perilous zeitgeist. DeWitt Cheng reflects on art's place in it. more...

Liminal Art
"Liminal," meaning between two states, worked its way into art jargon some time ago, and its aesthetic presence has made itself known in a n more...

When Artists Play with Fire
Certain of the exhibitions in San Francisco that Richard Speer recently visited refreshed memories of the recent wildfires the consumed so m more...

Never Give a Inch
Ken Kesey's Stamper family stubbornness makes Bill Lasarow wonder why a third of the country acts as though we never had it so bad. more...

Chicago Pop Redux
Pop art, Chicago style, appears back in vogue, back perhaps due to its seriously screwball renditions of the human condition. more...

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