Friday, March 19, 2010

James Minden

Exploring Variations
Recent Collograph Monoprints by James Minden

PAN's reception on 3.18.10 was so worth the time it took to get there.

The new lighting that PAN and the Washington County Museum have installed is spectacular and shows Minden's work with the clarity and brilliance it deserves.

I shared with Jim that I found striking similarities between his work and jazz: multilayered riffs, rhythms, and harmonies of color and form. Truly, fabulous!

Minden's work also felt ancient and utterly new, simultaneously. Reminiscent of cave paintings and rock art left by our forebears and mystic ancestors who were as compelled as we are today to tell the stories of their existence and to leave traces of their presence.

Make time to see this exhibit. It's worth the trip out west if you live in Portland, and should absolutely not be missed.

To see more of James Minden's artwork,
both printmaking and painting, visit his web site ...

image: Coherence 1, James Minden

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