Flatlands at Nisus Gallery

January 13th, 2014

I’m excited to be showing some new paintings with a fantastic group of painters at Nisus Gallery. Come to the opening, Saturday January 25 6:00 – 9:00 pm


January 25, 2014 – March 2, 2014
Gallery Hours: Friday – Sunday, 12:00 – 5:00 pm and by appointment

8371 N Interstate, Suite 1, Portland, OR

Group Exhibition Featuring: Emily Counts, Michael Endo, Tia Factor, Jack Featherly, Grant Hottle, Ruth Lantz, Daniela Molnar, Calvin Ross Carl, and Roy Tomlinson. Co-curated by Brad Nelson and Kendra Larson.

Nisus Gallery is pleased to present Flatlands, the gallery’s second annual group painting exhibition. Flatlands is about duality and the complexity of perception within the medium as both an analytical and emotional pursuit. With the internet at our finger tips, painting both competes with and utilizes the recent proliferation of digital visual culture. In the life of a painting the past and future are always present; the past evidenced in the works’ making and in the layers collected by the artists, while the future lays in the context and the audiences’ interaction. There is a melancholy about this past and a cheerful anxiety about the future. Flatlands focuses on paintings that embrace these many forms of duality and, ultimately, celebrate painting.

The exhibition is co-curated by Brad Nelson and Kendra Larson.


Ecopoetics conference

March 5th, 2013

Just spent an amazing (sunny!) weekend in Berkeley with an array of profoundly smart and inspiring people.

Among the many ideas floating around in my head as a result of the brilliant discussions and presentations is a new fascination with the radically non-anthropocentric ideas of Object Oriented Ontology.  Thanks to Allison Cobb, Kaia Sand, Jen Coleman and Jen Hofer for their engaging, beautiful, emotionally charged presentation of these ideas.

Thanks, also to Ross Gay and Patrick Rosal for their presentation/performance on remix and reuse in poetry and its ability to disrupt mythologies of individual genius. These late Romantic notions are damaging not only to the individual, but are tied to a capitalist, anthropocentric world view in which the individual is the center of the earth. Embracing the polyvocality of remix can disrupt these “great person narratives,” increasing the artist’s contact with the fertile edge where time and ideas rub against each other, creating new ideas. Our ideas are not, and never were, our own.

The conference and the recent release of Leaf Litter #3, which contains some of my poems, have made me think that it really is time to publish some of my written work, starting with this site. I’m working on making that happen soon…

After the conference, I trekked up to the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden and caught sight of this magnolia, about to burst into bloom.

Resumo at Nisus Gallery

February 5th, 2013

My work will be in a group show at Nisus Gallery opening February 9, 2013. The group is pretty swell — some of my favorite Portland painters! Come by and check it out at the opening on Saturday, February 9  from 6:00 – 9:00 pm, 8371 N Interstate, Studio 1, Portland


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December 29th, 2012

Another creative outpouring at Share 17. The prompt this time was “Key.” Here’s the piece I made and a picture of me making it!


Tin House Portland-Brooklyn project

November 12th, 2012

Fantastic work by PNCA illustration students who participated in Tin House magazine’s Portland/Brooklyn issue, including this one by the talented Matt Seely.


Design Crush show at the Museum of Contemporary Craft

October 9th, 2012

As part of Design Week Portland, I have some Bear Deluxe magazine work in the Design Crush show at the Museum of Contemporary Craft. Many thanks to the incredible Kristin Rogers Brown, who organized the show, and Ryan Brown, my co-conspirator on the Bear Deluxe.


Stop by and see it on Thursday, October 11, between 3-6 pm, 724 NW Davis Street
Portland, Oregon 97209

“True Places” show reviewed

September 18th, 2012

A good review in artltdmag.com of our recent show.

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September 18th, 2012


What a stupendous night. Check out the work of talented artists, writers, photographers, designers, illustrators and musicians in collaboration.

August 7th, 2012

Oooh, lookie here. Some lovely visuals of extraordinary summer adventures.

Overture backpacking trip


Outpost residency


Upcoming show at Swarm Gallery, San Francisco

June 21st, 2012

True Places

My work will be featured in group show of Portland artists


Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA

July 14 – August 19, 2012

Reception Saturday, July 14, 2012 6-8pm