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Bringing out the fall’s art endeavors

 Let's get visual
Fall art shows not to miss
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  September 12, 2013

Artists zig and zag at SPACE Gallery

Spatial relations
Spatial relations
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  July 25, 2013

Natasha Mayers’s wide-ranging vision

Postcards from the conscience
For outspoken artist and activist Natasha Mayers, art, politics, and life are seamlessly interconnected for mutual benefit.
By BRITTA KONAU  |  February 13, 2013

Moving performances at SPACE

Warming up winter
Quite a few evolutions have taken shape over the last year at SPACE Gallery, including the opening of the Annex and the redesign of the main gallery, which just turned ten years old.
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 31, 2012

The year ahead in visual arts

See and be seen
While the PORTLAND MUSEUM OF ART is about to wrap its wildly successful Winslow Homer exhibit, something tells me we'll be feeling the various expressions of "Weatherbeaten" for awhile.
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  December 26, 2012

Recalling the year’s most notable shows

In the rearview mirror
Looking back over this year's art exhibitions, some of the most exciting shows could be discovered at uncommon venues.
By BRITTA KONAU  |  December 19, 2012

Occupy, perceive, manipulate, and experience

Bodies in space
Grand vision tensely coexists with tight control and attention to details in Amy Stacey Curtis's installation "SPACE."
By BRITTA KONAU  |  October 18, 2012

Challenging the cinematic norms of gay culture

Film Series
There's no doubt that this fall will bring heated debates about gay rights, as Mainers vote on giving same-sex couples the right to marry.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 29, 2012

SPACE Gallery turns 10

Anniversary Party
It's been 10 years since SPACE Gallery, founded by Jon Courtney and Todd Bernard, opened to the public.
By MELISSA NELSON  |  August 02, 2012

SPACE wallpaper plays tricks with the eye

It’s a jungle in there
As one of its most brilliant venues celebrates its 10th anniversary, Portland is treated to one of the most colorful and engaging art shows of the summer.
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  August 01, 2012

Sunset Hearts steal your pain

Ask and they won’t say
You know a band are doing something right when five-minute songs finish up and you're pissed.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 23, 2012

Review: The Color Wheel

Alex Ross Perry’s bracing comedy
By my (admittedly jaded) count, there are two shocking moments in Alex Ross Perry's startlingly original comedy, The Color Wheel .
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  May 23, 2012

Beautifully brooding, bleating new wave from Future Islands

Heart on fire
Romance is terrifying. It is second-guesses and regrets, passion manifested in polar extremes, and an ongoing search for certainty.
By  |  April 25, 2012

Bells on parade

Wax Tablet
We last heard from ALL THE REAL GIRLS last summer, when they shot the EP Tinsel Town on location of the set of the film Lost On Purpose .

Solid, authentic, unmanufactured American clips

The real YouTube
Whether you've heard his name or not, Alan Lomax is one of the most prominent cultural influences in US history.
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  April 04, 2012

Ibsen's Ghosts haunt all of SPACE

Seething spirits
Myriad Portland spirits have conspired in raising the much-anticipated new production of Lorem Ipsum, an elegant, bewitchingly multi-medial staging of and around Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts .
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 28, 2012

Portland sends art to our Greek ‘sister’

Traveling shows
Greece may not be the recipient of the most fortunate news lately, but a remarkable new collaborative venture by local artists might send a little sunshine to the troubled Mediterranean land.
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  March 21, 2012

Get in on the TV Show action

Lights, camera, action!
Each episode of TV Show, the multimedia collaboration between Bomb Diggity Arts and Shoot Media Project (itself a part of Creative Trails, a community support program for adults with intellectual disabilities), explores a diverse range of topics.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 22, 2012

Fake It So Real considers the arts of storytelling and bodyslams

Men in tights
Almost any documentary about a niche hobby or creative outlet (think Every Little Step or Spellbound ) devotes some amount of screen time to the therapeutic value of such unlikely obsessions.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  February 01, 2012

Short films take over SPACE

On gallery walls
Having screened the first of this series back in June, it's good to see evidence that SPACE Gallery plans to show the whole "Project 35" collection.
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  January 04, 2012

Review: Dragonslayer

The perils and virtues of slackerdom shape the arresting Dragonslayer
Josh "Skreech" Sandoval is a slacker. A onetime professional skateboarder both admired for and limited by the "random chaos" of his technique, Sandoval abandoned sponsorships and relative fame in search of greater freedom.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 04, 2012

This season starts retro and then fades to Black

A Modest mid-winter
After a summer and fall that saw local releases at a fever pitch, perhaps it was inevitable we'd see something of a retrenchment for the dark days of winter.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 28, 2011

The second half of the season brings surprises

Comedy and danger
Those who missed out on LOREM IPSUM's Threepenny Opera this fall should get in line early for its spring production of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts, at SPACE Gallery (March 22-April 1).
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 28, 2011

Memories from a year in art shows

Fine lines
It was a year when the best shows weren't often the most memorable, and the most memorable weren't often the best.
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  December 21, 2011

Margin call

Wax Tablet
Since it's one of the Tablet's duties to explore the margins of Portland music culture, we thought we'd forego an official top 10 in favor of some hidden favorites that won't often chart.

Interview: Sam Benjamin brings his history to SPACE Gallery

Sam Benjamin brings his history to SPACE Gallery
Soon after Brown University graduate Sam Benjamin moved to southern California in 1999, he started a website called  — an online journal about his nascent career in the porn industry.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 30, 2011

Friday sees a one-day-only art installation

No longer vacant
This week's Art Walk is replete with holiday shows, bazaars, and craft fairs.
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  November 30, 2011

They, and Gideon Bok, are nothing but subjective

Time and perspective
Commonly artists prefer to work away from public scrutiny, shielded from revealing the awkward phases of creation, to emerge with a finished work of art that will last, if not for eternity, at least for quite a while.
By BRITTA KONAU  |  November 23, 2011

Xander Marro takes over SPACE’s new annex

A wild imagination
From 1995 until its demolition in 2001, Fort Thunder was the core of Providence's artistic identity.
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  October 19, 2011

Sunset Hearts' bright laments

The bones of you
There's something we respond to in the juxtaposition, the pairing of sweet and sour, dark humor, vulnerable heroes. And, of course, opposites attract.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 28, 2011

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