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Colpa, in collaboration with Publication Studio Portland presents The Riso Book: Portland, the fourth installment of a traveling publication project and exhibition between Los Angeles, Marfa, San Francisco, New York, and Portland.The series standardizes the conditions of production underlying artist publications and presents the book as exhibition.

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In the opening pages of the exhibition catalog for “Saint-Louis to St. Louis: City on the River Meets River City,” there is a sepia-tone, postcard-like photograph of the Le Pont Faidherbe, a road bridge that runs over the Senegal River in West Africa. The bridge looks oddly reminiscent of bridges in St. Louis, Missouri, that run over the Mississippi River.

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The advantage of having many concepts of home, a sort of placelessness is how often our experiences bring forward others who share the same definition of place. Modou Dieng’s lineage and perception of the world is without question part of and reflected in his curatorial practice.

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For the second half of May 2017 Crow’s Shadow excited to host Modou Dieng, our first Artist-in-Residence of the year. Deing is an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) in Portland, Oregon.

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Artist Oscar Murillo’s installation now on view at Kranzberg Arts Foundation evokes a very strange political protest, one in which no single cause is apparent but it’s clear that passions run high.

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What makes an art scene? To start, a group of artists, like-minded about aesthetic and moral issues, spend time together, experiencing things they and others create and digesting those experiences together.

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