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Visual Art

Our visual arts coverage is made possible in part by support from The Ford Family Foundation’s Visual Arts Program.

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The Cultural Landscape: Part 3

K.B. Dixon continues his series with five fresh photographic portraits of people who help define the shape of Portland’s culture.

BANKSYLAND: Where nothing is as it seems

The unauthorized exhibition debuts in Portland and is slated for a multi-city run. Banksy’s relationship to the art is as murky as the role of the show’s organizers.

VizArts Monthly: Collaborative justice

May’s art offerings tackle everything from hopscotch to plant-made music to Antarctica. Lindsay Costello has the scoop on what to see this month.

VizArts Monthly: In or out?

April’s art offerings provide an opportunity to reflect on quotidian existence, the notion of home, and our relationship with the natural world.

Exquisite Gorge II: Felt Worlds

Artist Xander Griffith, part of Maryhill Museum’s collaborative Columbia River project, makes deeply dotted works in felt that create worlds of color and texture.

The sensitive eye of a radical

Art from Tumult: Bev Grant’s Photographic Record
of Radicalized New York, at Reed College’s Cooley Art Gallery.

Lee Kelly, giant of NW art, dies at 89

A longtime shaper of the Oregon art scene, Kelly was known for his large-scale stainless steel and Cor-Ten sculptures, which combined abstract and geometric elements.

Frida Kahlo, off the conveyer belt

The secret to the Portland Art Museum’s exhibit on Kahlo, Rivera, and Mexican Modernism: Take it your own way, at your own pace.

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