Fluorescent Light || Colour-Blocked Rooms

The next high rise project in Manhattan? Josiah McElheny
Bruno Taut’s Monument to Socialist Spirituality (After Mies van der Rohe), 2009
Glass and wood

This work reproduces Mies van der Rohe’s 1922 model for a theoretical, glass-clad skyscraper. But in a switch, McElheny replaces the clear windows with multi-coloured glass blocks. […] McElheny’s sculpture imagines a different history for twentieth-century architecture, one that embraced lively, transcendent spaces rather than the monochromatic monoliths of capitalism that evolved from Mies’ radical thinking.


Dan Flavin
Untitled (To Donna) II, 1971
Fluorescent light


Portland Art Museum

June 9th, 2018

In the Beginning | Minor White’s Oregon Photographs

“Long before co-founding Aperture magazine or establishing the groundbreaking photography program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Minor White (1908-1976) moved to Portland, where he sowed the seeds of what would become a forceful artistic vision. This exhibition of White’s rarely seen early work celebrates the artist’s influence on the region, and honours the Museum’s dedication to acquiring and displaying photography as the institution enters its 125th year.”

– Julia Dolan, Ph.D, The Minor White Curator of Photography

Untitled (Union Station Loading Platform) | ca. 1932 | Gelatin silver print


After the Fire Architecture (1211 Southwest First Avenue at Madison)  ca. 1939 | Gelatin silver print


Untitled (Broadway Bridge) | ca. 1939 | Gelatin silver print


Front Street, Portland, Oregon 1939 (negative) | ca. 1970 (print) | Gelatin silver print


Portland Art Museum

June 9th, 2018

 

We Construct Marvels

Between Monuments

Titus Kaphar | The Jerome Project (Asphalt and Chalk) XVI | 2014 | Chalk on asphalt paper


Sarah Lucas | Oh! Soldier | 2005 | Braces, wire hanger, cast concrete army boots and nylon stockings


Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons | Untitled | 1999 | Lithograph and paper pulp


William Morris | Artifact Panel | 2000 | Glass, wood, and paint


Nicholas Galanin | By-Product | 2012 | Glass and vinyl


Portland Art Museum

June 9th, 2018

Passing Resemblance

of Reality

Randolph Rogers | Nydia the Blind Flower Girl of Pompeii | 1855/1884 | Marble


Jean-Joseph-Alexandre Falguière | Bust of Diana | ca. 1882 | Bronze


Augustin Pajou | Portrait of the Marquis de Lubersac | 1772 | Terracota Heidi Schwegler | Passing Resemblance (to the artist herself) | 2014 |Silicone, hair, doll body


John McCracken | Black Box | ca. 1965 | polyester resin on fiberglass and plywood (selfie op entirely intentional)


Palmyra, Syria | Funerary Portrait: Yarkhai, Son of Ogga and Balya, his Daughter | ca. 150-200 CE | Limestone


Portland Art Museum

June 9th, 2018