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Patrick Collier
Patrick Collier

Patrick Collier

Patrick Collier is an artist who has written for the Midwest journal “The New Art Examiner,” plus for the online journals UltraPDX and PORT. He holds a BA in Philosophy and an MA in English Literature from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, plus an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Prior to moving to Oregon in 2003, Collier and his wife operated the Chicago gallery bona fide to critical but not financial success. They live in Corvallis.

Art Review: Pat Boas at Oregon Contemporary

Pat Boas’ abstract wallpaper and painting installation for the “Hallie Ford Fellows in the Visual Arts 2017-2019” exhibition at Oregon Contemporary captures Patrick Collier’s attention.

Celebrating mundane interiors

Patrick Collier considers the appeal of the everyday still life scenes captured in Leslie Hickey’s photographs on view at Holding Contemporary

The brain of the beholder

Patrick Collier offers ways to understand David Eckard’s sculptures now on view at the North View Gallery

Ryan Kitson, "Fermentation Elastic", 12x35x24 inches, resin, glass,t-shirt, plaster, fidget balls, slime, lavender scented bath salt/Schneider Museum of Art

Ryan Kitson: Caution, artist at play

The first words of the wall text for Ryan Kitson’s exhibit, “Suds Ur Duds/Fermentation Elastic”—at the Schneider Museum of Art in Ashland, Oregon, through Saturday—ask the audience to take in the show before reading the didactics. The same placard has a numbered

A bit cheeky but for the tongue to a sore tooth

Given the title of Ashley Miller’s exhibition, Sweet Things, one might expect her photographs to contain a certain amount of eye candy, perhaps something gooey, or on a conceptual level, saccharine and cloying. Not so much. Instead, the confection on view through