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Daily Art Moment: Adam Sorensen

I was deep in my love for Frederic Church when I painted Tabernacle, and the sky is a direct homage to Twilight in the Wilderness (@clevelandmuseumofart). It was the idea of the heroic painter romanticizing the American West that intrigued me, both sincerely and with a sense of humor. All the embellishing and drama really…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Kirsten Furlong

“Promise and Purpose, the Ancestor’s Dream” was informed by multiple visits over the last twenty years to Lowndes County, Alabama (where my partner’s parents live) and my conflicted feelings experiencing the flora and fauna of their land while also considering the violent history of Lowndes as a mixed-race (Black and white) individual. The title of…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Jacob Lawrence

“Jacob Lawrence depicts the African-American experience of citizens in an election from the 1920s. With a complex, angular composition of figures and strikingly primary colors, the scene we see is a moment of humble but powerful action in the act of making a vote. Elders wait patiently in line, a woman comforts her infant child,…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Rita Robillard

“ Coastal Range was made during Robillard’s residency at Sitka Center in 2013. There the artist worked with scientists studying the Cascade Head Experimental Forest, a Forest Service land that was set aside in 1934 for the study of the forest and its ecosystem. In ‘Coastal Range,’ Robillard evokes Eastern and Western pictorial traditions while…  Read more

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Art & Conversation: Art and Race Matters

Tuesday, October 20 at 10 a.m. with Grace Kook-Anderson, Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Artvia live Zoom Webinar and Facebook Livestream Join our Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art, Grace Kook-Anderson, in a discussion about Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott. This exhibition is the first full retrospective of one of America’s most compelling and controversial…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Kristan Kennedy

“Kristan Kennedy often creates abstract paintings on loose linen, washing them numerous times, up to 20–30 washes, wearing away the fabric and embedding the paint deeper into the fibers. Kennedy’s works are strong reminders of Helen Frankenthaler’s (1928–2011) paintings in her use of unprimed canvas to stain the fabric with pigment. Kennedy’s work can be…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Sang-Ah Choi

“Sang-ah Choi’s installation ‘All you can eat—Holiday everyday, Transcontinental flower and bird painting: NY to OR, Rainbow’ chronicles the artist’s cross-country road trip from New York to Oregon. As a foreign-born American, Choi’s installation reflects the dissonance in understanding the American landscape and culture through consumption and excess. An installation of three shelves, the top…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Elizabeth Malaska

“Elizabeth Malaska has continued her focus in painting with a feminist view exploring the place of the female body. Oftentimes looking to art history and the female form, Malaska nearly always references these moments while contextualizing them through a contemporary lens. Through this way of work, Malaska addresses the gaze, the subject of power and…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Marie Watt

In her practice, Marie Watt maintains these inquiries that guide her work: “There are two questions that are an ongoing part of my work. One is asking people to reflect on a special blanket or piece of cloth and consider sharing the story with another. I am also interested in the question, ‘What would the…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Rick Bartow

“In these recent weeks, I have been thinking about the idea of shedding: such as, the peeling away and casting off of what is no longer useful or functional, but also shedding as in shedding light to illuminate and make clear. Rick Bartow’s After the Fall III is a wonderfully unguarded study in the artist’s…  Read more