William Park, Ruth Ross And Poca Kim: Beauty
Gallery 114, Portland, OR - Apr 4 – 27
Three artists focus on a slippery concept in art: beauty, the “invisible dragon” of art critic Dave Hickey’s essay with the same title. Mixed-media artist Ruth Ross prints on aprons a symbol of domestic godlessness. Painter William Park zooms in on everyday objects. Poca Kim hauls gender identity over the coals with her paintings of androgynous figures. Note the panel discussion, Beauty in Contemporary Art, on April 13.