An online journal of arts writing and criticism
Read the Letter from the Editor to learn more about what you can expect from this space.
Critical analyses of contemporary art
A surreal birthing video situates viewers in an uncomfortable, yet fruitful space.
A wholly artificial environment satirizes our superficial world.
Clayton uses typewriter keys to illustrate the minutiae of life in the pandemic.
Chaotic scenes paint a cheeky and surreal image of capitalist futures.
Lawrence’s research into this nation’s early years point the way to reckoning with past and present social crises.
Sending dreams through the mail connects strangers with their unconscious and each other.
Paid interviews with outstanding organizations in the West Coast art world
Ori Gallery (Portland, OR) offers artists the space they need to be creative.
devynn emory invites people to engage with grief, death, and community.
Nat Turner Project (Portland, OR) is a fugitive, migratory space working to end the precarity of Black life.
Converge 45 (Portland, OR) is building an organization where curators and artists can work together.
Intimate conversations with artists about their life, work, and interests
Chris Eckert discusses how his sculpting process gives him a space to consider the big questions of the digital age
A Portland letterpress studio uses humor and community building to encourage diverse perspectives
A Seattle-based artist celebrates his rich ancestry in vibrantly contemporary painting.
Building resilient communities through an anti-institutional art practice
Two almost strangers came together to support their community with design.
Daniela Molnar discusses how her connection to place impacts the art she makes about climate grief
Micro essays on artists we can’t stop thinking about
A Port Townsend-based painter ponders the simultaneity of life and death in her portraits of stumps.
A Long Beach-based painter subverts the fetishization of the female body through bold portraits.
An artist’s use of color breathes new life into normal, everyday scenes.
Explore the inner lives of inanimate sculpture in this Love Letter to an artist, whose work teeters on that delicate line between life and lifelessness.
A weird, whimsical painter inspires an artist in lockdown to pick up the brush once more.
An L.A.-based sculptor defies gravity, formality, and convention in her monumental practice.