Surrealist

Eric Stotik’s New Work at Laura Russo

The RACC 2011 fellow overlays bright, detailed nightmare-scapes on black negative space.






 

Still Life

Molly Vidor’s Honeydrippers at PDX Contemporary

In contrast to the gallery’s “contemporary” brand, these delicately daubed blossoms on black backgrounds have a timeless feel and a near-universal appeal.






 

Mixed Media

Trish Grantham’s Until We Are Ghosts at Augen Gallery

Whimsical wildlife and paper-craft have long run rampant through Grantham’s painted collages, earning her a pioneering credit for the flourishing “Portland folk DIY” aesthetic.



 

Drawing

Karen Enzler’s New Drawings at Augen

Enzler’s portraits of rough and incomplete statues capture not so much the sculptures themselves, as the sculptor’s struggle.






 

Illustration + Publication

Kilian Eng’s Object 5 at Floating World Comics

Portland comicbook shop and fledgling publisher Floating World releases a limited edition 60-page book of the Swedish illustrator’s most intriguing sci-fi and film inspired images.



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