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First Thursday Sampler

By Anne Adams November 2, 2011


Target Language at Appendix @ 937

Andrew Norman Wilson, Anne de Vries, Harm van den Dorpel, and Oliver Laric have something in common: bold recontextualization of prior works—their own, and others’.



Roll Hardy’s New Paintings at Laura Russo Gallery

Old tires, broken plumbing, refuse and rubble are part of the landscape for Roll Hardy, who romanticizes semi-slum spaces with his painterly touch.


Postmodern Multi-Media

Jim Riswold’s The War To End All Wars, That Didn’t End All Wars at Augen Gallery

An intrepid philosopher and fearless viz-arts experimenter, Riswold calls the “Great War” to task for failing to meet its single stated objective.



rhiza A+D’s Cloud Cavu at Mt. Hood Light Rail Station

The local design firm unveils a new work of steel sculpture that pays homage to our cloudy skies.



Fritz Liedtke’s Astra Velum at Blue Sky Gallery

The Latin words for “veil of stars” cast a condition that’s sometimes seen as a beauty blight—freckles—in a celestial new light.



Abstract Naturalist

Aden Catalani’s New Works at Graeter Art Gallery

Inspired by the scenic spaces in John Day, Oregon as well as hiphop and punk music, Catalani interprets and overlaps nature’s textures through a unique lens.

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