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Laurel Reed Pavic
Laurel Reed Pavic
Laurel Reed Pavic
Laurel Reed Pavic is an art historian. Her academic research dealt with painting in 15th and 16th century Dalmatia. After finishing her PhD, she quickly realized that this niche, while fascinating, was rather small and expanded her interests so that she could engage with a wider audience. In addition to topics traditionally associated with art history, she enjoys considering the manipulation and presentation of cultural patrimony and how art and art history entangle with identity. She teaches a variety of courses at Pacific Northwest College of Art including courses on the multiple, the history of printed matter, modernism, and protest art.

Jeffrey Gibson and Oscar Howe at PAM

The exhibitions “Dakota Modern: the Art of Oscar Howe” and “Jeffrey Gibson: They Come from Fire” offer interrelated reflections on identity and the historical record. Laurel Reed Pavic reviews.

Elizabeth Leach Gallery at 40

The Portland art scene has, understandably, changed since the gallery’s opening in 1981. Laurel Reed Pavic sits down with Elizabeth Leach to get her perspective on the last 40 years.

Sixty years of Judy Chicago

All of the works in the mini retrospective “Judy Chicago, Turning Inward” now open at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education come from the collections of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation.

Updating Ansel Adams

Laurel Reed Pavic reviews “Ansel Adams in Our Time” on view at the Portland Art Museum.

European art and the baggage claim

The Portland Art Museum has had a European collection since its founding. What does it mean to exhibit European art in Portland in 2021?

Another one bites the dust

A monument on Mt. Tabor to pioneering editor Harvey Scott was toppled. Is it worth putting back up?

After the statues come down

At least 5 sculptures have been pulled down or removed in Portland in recent months. What should we do with them?

Vision 2020: Yaelle Amir

A promising curator makes her mark. Her job disappears. She rolls up her sleeves and makes her mark again.

Whose land is it, anyway?

“This IS Kalapuyan Land” at the newly renamed Five Oaks Museum makes an emphatic case for a reclaimed history.

Jess Perlitz Onward

The view from Portland2019

The Portland2019 Biennial at Disjecta offers a survey of socially and politically engaged local art.

Parisian glamour at the Portland Art Museum

Paris 1900: City of Entertainment, which runs at the Portland Art Museum through September 8, is a confection, a pastel-shaded macaron that looks great on display and encourages fantasies of sunny afternoons frequenting chic patisseries and warm evenings spent promenade strolling. The

“the map is not the territory”: Whose border is it?

Appropriately, there is no transition to ease one into the Portland Art Museum’s exhibition the map is not the territory. The viewer is thrown directly into Fernanda D’Agostino’s video installation, Borderline. The central sculpture court of the museum is often used as

Visual Arts 2018: The big picture

The visual arts stories at ArtsWatch this year ranged far and wide and – as usual – didn’t even come close to covering all that went on in the world of Oregon art. While some may see that as a failure, we

Processing Loss at Lewis & Clark

Mark R. Smith and Maria T.D. Inocencio’s exhibition, Loss of Material Evidence, closed on Sunday, December 9th. The works in the show successfully take on one of art’s highest callings: to make visible the unspeakable, here an exploration of grief. The irony

Cheney Cowles: Collecting Japanese art like a samurai

Forty years ago, Cheney Cowles bought his first Japanese painting. The work is a charming illustration of a samurai accompanied by a poem by the 19th century nun, Ōtagaki Rengetsu. The samurai charges forth toward the viewer, caught mid-stride. His enthusiasm and

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