Friday, January 28, 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Catherine Opie at the Portland Art Museum

I went to see Catherine Opie speak at the Portland Art Museum. She takes socially-loaded portraits like this one:


But also takes picture of houses, strip malls, and highways like this:


I wrote about her series of high school football photos in my thesis paper:




Afterward I got dinner with Petra. She met her wife while they were both in bible college - that's a pretty good story.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A trip to Ikea for a frame


I went to Ikea today for a frame. I actually hate Ikea because walking around in there just makes me feel lost and confused. Sort of like a sneak preview of every day of my life in 40 years. But that have nice looking cheap frames, so whatever.

Soon this frame will hold a print of this blog post and will be up at this show.

Monday, January 24, 2011

I'm a TA at PNCA now!


But it doesn't pay, so I still need a job. And actually this makes finding a job harder because now I'll have to give this up if I find a something that's 9-5. But whatever, I really like being on the other side of the classroom and I'm TA'ing for Stephen Slappe, who is totally rad.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I went to an artist talk by Holly Andres today





Holly Andres is a Portland photographer who makes constructed photos exploring identity; therefore I like them. She also teaches at PNCA. I went to hear her speak today at the Portland Art Museum. As per usual lately, I took my camera but didn't take a single picture because pulling out a humongous SLR is so awkward. I need a point-and-shoot and/or smartphone! But I need a job first. Whatever, here are some of her pictures an here's her website.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Extreme Makeover: Turtle Tank Edition


Kelly, the girl from school who watched Cherbs while I was gone, was an overachieving turtle-sitter. She got some advice from a friend who worked at a zoo. She bought new bedding, taped up the sides of the tank so Cherbs can't see out, bought light, and made a new tent. I had heard about turtles getting stressed about having glass walls, but I just let Cherbs run around the apartment to solve that. I guess the new tank is working, Cherbs seems calmer. Maybe she wasn't a hateful and bitter turtle this whole time, maybe I wasn't taking care of her properly. Oh no, I'm a terrible turtle dad.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hey Portland


Ok... there's gotta be a job in this town somewhere, right?

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Hamletts



Leo's father just wants a good woman for his son

When I was in DC a few weeks ago, Kendall and I found this torn-up note on the ground. I finally put it back together.







Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Anderson Gallery


Anne and Dave watching the ceiling-projected Pipilotti Rist installation.

Michael Lease showed us around.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Richmond does not update its signage very often


About 10 years ago, this sign in Richmond had a sticker of a gun next to the pedestrian icon's hand. Since my group of friends are good citizens, we thought that was not a positive image. So we ripped a 311 sticker off of Lin's car and covered up the gun. It's still there on Three Chopt Road.