Russo Lee Gallery, Portland, OR - Oct 4 – 27
Portland artist J.D. Perkin’s ceramic heads are comic and grotesque, daring the viewer to look as closely as they can. But he also makes sculptural arrangements of such heads that give the work a monumental quality. The rich variety of surfaces, from sandpaper rough to slippery gloss, makes the works breathe with intrigue. His stocky, faceless fi gures have a charm and menace at the same time.