“When you have more clowns…” says Frank Chimero

Frank Chimero at Land Gallery If you are in Portland and you know what is good for you, march yourself right on down to Land Gallery and experience Frank Chimero’s show “If Someone Asks This is Where I’ll Be.” It is impossible to imagine this much work crammed into such a tight space. It makes Land feel 10x larger than it actually is, and unless you seriously pace yourself you may miss something. Frank has pieced together... Read More

Design Speaks with Frank Chimero

Last week the ever trusty (why? not sure) Frank Chimero was hosted by the Portland chapter of AIGA at their periodic Design Speaks lecture series. He spent the perfect amount of time setting up his case for squishy, human + value-centered design rather than design that is sleek, stylish, and meant to aide rampant consumerism. Eric Hillerns was kind enough to grant all of Franks students free passage to the event so we showed up to support him and... Read More

Kate Consumption NOW

The one, the only Kate Bingaman-Burt opened up Land Gallery on Friday. Balloons, pencils, colors, madness. And the cocktail dress of the decade. Such a star, and I so love that her lil gift package of rip-offs given to her by Frank was captured in that last photograph. So that is called joy! The overall feeling of the show could be surmised as the collision of sunshine + love + energy + consumption. Not the rampant nasty consumption, but the fun... Read More