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Processing through photographs: Ebenezer Galluzzo

The photographer uses self-portraiture to explore trans identity and sacredness. His current exhibition at Blue Sky Gallery is a celebration of self and the journey it took to get here.

Chris Chandler at Elizabeth Leach Gallery

The large-scale geometric prints are inspired by 20th-century utopian design movements and offer viewers the chance to relish balance and formal flourish.

multi-colored patchwork sculpture with two tufts of multi-colored hair

Gina Herrera at after/time

The sculptor’s show is the second offering in the collective’s ‘After Image’ series. Herrera’s multi-colored, abstract sculptures made from found materials reflect on the cultural resonance of discards.

VizArts Monthly: New year, new art

The new year brings new exhibitions to galleries and art venues across the state. Jason N. Le introduces some highlights.

2023 in Review: The look of visual arts

From the Rothko Pavilion to Converge 45 to the Hallie Ford’s 25th anniversary and much more, a look at some of the highlights of Oregon’s year in the worlds of museums and visual art.

Helen Frankenthaler’s prints at OJMCHE

Seventeen prints, made between 1961 and 2005, showcase both the artist’s prowess in print media and the arc of the print renaissance in the United States.

painting with caterpillars and humanoid figures on a multi-leaf branch

Empathy and eros: Ralph Pugay’s ‘The Longest Journey’

The paintings and drawings in the artist’s solo exhibition at Adams and Ollman use humor as a vehicle for incisive social reflection. Drawing on social media feeds, they feature everything from human caterpillars to zebra surrogates.

plates, bowls and bird jars on display at White Lotus Gallery

Hank Murrow’s last clay show

After a lifetime of working with clay, “Fired Up” will showcase the artist’s last works in the medium. The show is at White Lotus Gallery in Eugene through December 30th.

VizArts Monthly: Farewell 2023

December’s Visual Arts listings include a 7-foot print, suspended knots, and elephants. The end of the year may be upon us but there is still plenty to see before we bid farewell to 2023.

Mona and the Mainframe

What’s in that famous smile? Algorithmically, some computer scientists say, you can break it down to percentages of emotion. But, really, now: Does that make sense?

central figure with lime green pants, a camouflage jacket, white helmet and sunglasses. Figure appears to be in a running motion. Figures in the audience behind

Imagining a new future: ‘Make Banana Cry’ at PICA

The much anticipated finale of PICA’s “Time-Released” programming is the work of Andrew Tay and Stephen Thompson. The performance engages with representations of Asian identity with a sense of play, recognition and, ultimately, reclamation.

Installation view of Africa Fashion with mannequins in diverse

African Fashion and a ‘rocket launch’ of Black Artists of Oregon

At the Portland Art Museum, a shining show of fashion from Africa, an energetic celebration of Black artists that feels like the start of a much bigger picture – and a third show, “Throughlines,” that mixes and matches from the museum collections.

The Cultural Landscape 12: Special Edition

K.B. Dixon’s cultural-portrait series continues with a “special edition” featuring trailblazing women artists Lucinda Parker, Judy Cooke, Phyllis Yes, Sherrie Wolf, and Laura Ross-Paul.

Reviving the ‘lost’ art of Eugene Landry

Thirty years after his death, a resilient Shoalwater Bay tribal artist has an exhibit in Astoria side by side with young tribal artists inspired by his example.

Collaged paper elements by Joe Feddersen. Family Album #74. 2023. Ink, paper. Image courtesy of the artist and Adams and Ollman. Photo: Area Array.

Joe Feddersen’s ‘Extended Family’

The artist’s glass installation and collages on view at Adams and Ollman explore the ties that bind, both humans to one another and to the environment. Feddersen’s heightened visibility in the art world fits with a larger trend of renaissance for Indigenous art.

Oregon artist Martha Banyas, 79, dies

Banyas was known nationally for her visionary work in metal arts and enameling: In 2022 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the national Enamelist Society.

Two conversations with Takahiro Iwasaki

The Hiroshima-based artist-in-residence at the Portland Japanese Garden’s Japan Institute discusses his parallel explorations of time, place, and what lies beneath.

VizArts Monthly: Prints and strands

November sweeps in the wet and cold but there is plenty to relish in this month’s offerings. Jason N. Le introduces a vibrant array of art to encounter.

Installation View of The Close Read at X Gallery, 2023

‘The Close Read’ at X Gallery

The Oregon College of Art and Craft closed its doors in 2019. Abby McGehee considers the second, post-closure biennial of alumni work on view in October at X Gallery.

Art on the Road: Made in L.A. 2023

A bold exhibition at the Hammer Museum reveals the City of Angels from street level, basking in the textures of the city’s past and its roiling, often overlooked contemporary realities.

Painting of man with white hair with glasses in a black silhouette of a car indicating driver's seat. Green hills and trees out the window with sign post with home

On the life and impact of Roger Hull

The beloved Willamette University professor often reminded students ‘the work of the art historian is never done.’ Mentee and friend Aleesa Pitchamarn Alexander reflects on Hull’s life and lasting legacy.

Sabina Haque’s portals of hope and alarm

As the world’s climate wobbles, the Portland artist’s show at Waterstone Gallery looks for windows of possibility through fire-and-water catastrophes in Oregon and Pakistan.

VizArts Monthly: Community and Abstraction

The delightful vagueness of the term abstract means that it is a perfect binder for many of October’s art offerings. Also this month, Portland Open Studios celebrates its 25th anniversary and the Sitka Art International celebrates its 29th year.

The Cultural Landscape: Part 11

K.B. Dixon’s cultural-portrait series continues with visual artist Marie Watt, classical percussionist Niel DePonte, dancer & choreographer Oluyinka Akinjiola, poet & storyteller Brian S. Ellis, and actor & Portland Revels leader Lauren Bloom Hanover.

Sherrie Wolf’s ‘Anamaliére’ at Russo Lee

Wolf takes on animals, art history, and textures of all types in eleven new paintings. Shannon M. Lieberman unpacks the many art historical references and visual intrigue.

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