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Brin Levinson‘s Moody Cityscapes

As of Last Thursday, Brin Levinson has some pieces from his Paradise Urbania series, on display at Optic Nerve Arts (1223 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR). These pieces combine some excellently rendered images of Portland bridges, and what they might look like if wild animals were to roam on or around them once again. Through...Read...
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Patte Loper’s Magical Naturalism

Patte Loper has a diverse assortment of work on her website, but her pieces are united by an intersection of naturalist technique and a sense of almost unsettling magic. Many of Patte’s pieces depict animals wandering through abandoned human landscapes, and the viewer is left with a gaping sense of suspension and stillness. In the...Read...
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Signals – “What Dreams” Music Video

Dogs are the name of this game, with dogs reflected in sunglasses and dogs licking earlobes galore. I’m not entirely sure how the chaps in this video can stand having puppies make out with their peanut buttery necks, but it’s okay. Guests include Patty Schemel of Hole and Michael Schemel of Abe Vigoda, and hey,...Read...
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Jarmo Mäkilä’s Creepers. [NSFW]

Finnish artist Jarmo Mäkilä has some creepy artwork, but in the most subtle of ways. They’re creepy because they often depict human beings tromping around, completely oblivious to all of the animals around them that are lazing around, having sex, and climbing trees. I’m rather unclear as to what Mäkilä’s paintings mean, but I gather...Read...
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Amazing.

A large-scale watercolor by Walton Ford, who has been at it forever. Allow this image to speak heaps about his capabilities: Falling Bough : 3′ x 9′ : 2002
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Justin Gibbens at Punch Gallery

Justin Gibbens is an artist we’ve mentioned before, but his new show, Hydras and Basilisks, is certainly worth mentioning again. Justin has been making amazing work throughout Washington for years, and his new show at Punch does not disappoint. Using delicate layers of watercolor, gouache, graphite, and oolong tea, Justin creates stunning naturalist paintings of...Read...
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Aida Gamez‘s Take On Stuffed Animals!

Fuzzy little leftover childhood treasures get a fresh face, fur, and skin when Aida Gamez is done working with their rumpled, crumpled selves. Graphite pencils turn cute things into the type of cute things that are only cute because they’re hideous. The results are endearing.
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