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Object of the Week – “Iberian Venus”

This sculpture by Spanish-born Manuel Izquierdo flows vertically, taking on an abstracted shape of a human body with an X shape for its head. As the name Iberian Venus implies, this figure represents the Roman goddess, Venus, and the title also brings in Izquierdo’s origins of the Iberian Peninsula. This sculpture takes on a different … Continue reading Object of the Week – “Iberian Venus”

Object of the Week – “Yerba Buena, Buffalo Soldiers, Three Strikes (Yosemite)”

Pendleton Wool blankets have a long and interesting history, starting in 1863 when Thomas Lister Kay immigrated from England to the Pacific Northwest and opened his woolen mill in Salem, Oregon. Eventually the business was passed down to his daughter and her husband and, generations later, would become the Pendleton Woolen Mills we know today. … Continue reading Object of the Week – “Yerba Buena, Buffalo Soldiers, Three Strikes (Yosemite)”

Object of the Week – “Frida’s Messengers”

The bold, bright red and accents of blue in Alfredo Arreguí­n’s portrait of artist Frida Kahlo emit a vibrant, powerful image that is not anything new for Arreguí­n’s portfolio. His use of various abstract designs and floral patterns create a lively, yet subtle portrait that Frida seems to simply melt into given a lack of … Continue reading Object of the Week – “Frida’s Messengers”

Object of the Week – “Blanket Stories: Transportation Object, Generous Ones, Trek”

Marie Watt‘s bronze  Blanket Stories: Transportation Object, Generous Ones, Trek  graces TAM along Pacific Avenue. In it, Watt explores the humble yet significant role blankets play in people’s lives, in Native American communities, and in the history of the West. On the title of the work, Watt explains: “Transportation Object  is the term used to … Continue reading Object of the Week – “Blanket Stories: Transportation Object, Generous Ones, Trek”

Voices of TAM: Addison Gregory Reflects on “Irving Park Tree, Study 2, Portland, Oregon, USA”

I had the amazing opportunity to attend Michael Kenna’s seminar at the TAM. To paraphrase, during the talk Mr. Kenna had said that there is no motive or intention behind his photographs except to capture a beautiful image. This really resonated with me at the time and I feel you see that so clearly in … Continue reading Voices of TAM: Addison Gregory Reflects on “Irving Park Tree, Study 2, Portland, Oregon, USA”

Object of the Week – “Dress of Years”

Kathryn Glowen is a mixed-media and installation artist whose work explores memory and time. After the death of her friend Mamie L. Rand, Glowen created a series of artworks that tenderly memorialized her. Rand was a pet store owner, accountant, and amateur musician from Spokane, WA. A bit of a pack rat, she saved and … Continue reading Object of the Week – “Dress of Years”