Artists have been utilizing light’s emotional power for ages. Renaissance painters developed the technique of chiaroscuro to bring new drama to their work. Darkroom photographers dodge and burn for days to get the right tone. The impressionists are famous for their obsession with light, studying the same scene at different times of day, during different seasons, to capture its ever changing qualities. Whether… Read more
When our early ancestors looked out at the horizon, they believed they were staring at the end of the earth. Ships sailed off the edge, and mystical monsters presided at the boundary. Now we know that the earth is round, that there is no mystical land beyond the hills, but nonetheless we are captivated by that thin line in the distance.… Read more
No one can embarrass you like family. They remember all of your most awkward moments and never fail to share them with your boss or love interest. Childhood memories, thoughts on procreation and ancestry; all of these themes show up in artists’ work from time to time. There are even artist families within the RSG; painters who had children that… Read more
Portland is known for it’s many bridges. Each one beautifully reflects the different times in which they were built. But they also serve a great purpose; they join two separate places together. On that note, I invite you to travel along Portland’s bridges, not from east to west or north to south, but from the real towards the abstract. We’ll start… Read more
Coffee, cream, eggs, butter and toast… maybe something green, and you’ve got yourself the best meal of the week: BRUNCH. It can be simple or complex, but the end result is always bliss. But before you roll out of bed and peddle your way to your favorite spot, take a moment to savor these delicious works.