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 Back  Vignettes | Oregon | November 2011 – January 2012

By Allyn Cantor

GEORGES ROUAULT: MISERERE ET GUERRE Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem, Oct 1-Dec 23 The Miserere et Guerre exhibition brings together 22 prints drawn from regional public collections by the French Fauvist, Georges Rouault (1871-1958). The straightforward compositions, heavy contours and dark tonality add emotional weight to the already poignant imagery, which can be appreciated for both stark beauty and breadth of human insight. Rouault produced 58 prints for the complete series between 1914-1927, a period shaped by the horrific events of World War I which largely informed the “Mercy and War” subject matter.

DAVID ECKARD: DEPLOYMENT The Art Gym at Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oct 3-Dec 11 This mid-career survey covers 20 years of Eckard’s multidisciplinary artwork. Some 40 works by the Portland-based artist show the scope of his practice through examples of new sculpture, painting, performance and video, as well as selections of past artworks, objects, documentations, drawings, and physical remnants from installations and performances. A portion of this survey is exhibited in collaboration with The White Box at the University of Oregon’s School of Architecture and Allied Arts in Portland, with a focus on newer two-dimensional pieces and imaginative video productions.

TAKESHI SHIKAMA: SILENT RESPIRATION OF FORESTS Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Nov 3-27 After a lengthy career as a designer, Tokyo-born Takeshi Shikama began photographing the forest where he was hand-building a mountain lodge from trees he felled on site. Seduced by the immanent beauty and radiant energy of the forest, Shikama pursued making prints of images captured deep in natural forested settings. This collection of photographic prints on hand-made paper reflects an invisible reality that exists behind the visible reality in quiet, eloquent scenes with diffused light that speaks of otherworldliness.

BLAKELY DADSON: WERD SCHO WIDA Chambers@916, Portland, Nov 3-Dec 23 “Things will get better again” is the translation for this exhibit title, Werd Scho Wida, a Franconian colloquialism that expresses the spirit of his new large-scale works on paper. Cyclical themes of death and resurrection, hope and destruction are depicted in dream-like psychological vignettes influenced by Albrecht Dürer’s woodcuts Apocalypse with Pictures. The mixed-media pieces seem like illustrations for a larger narrative, one in which we only catch a glimpse of the underlying storyline and allegorical intent.

ROLL HARDY Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, Nov 3-26 Roll Hardy’s cast-off environments, abandoned spaces and industrial scenes are captured with accurate details that invite one to think about the history or events that preceded the moment he is depicting, as well as the potential opportunities that could occur. The regionalist painter finds beauty in the immediacy of his chosen scenes while ambiguous settings, objects and structures present both mystery and possibility. Hardy infuses these places with a spirited interpretation that is strengthened by his highly believable painting style.

Georges Rouault
Georges Rouault

David Eckard
David Eckard

Takeshi Shikama
Takeshi Shikama

Blakely Dadson
Blakely Dadson

Roll Hardy
Roll Hardy

 Wed, Nov 30, 2011