Jeff Badger

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Jeff Badger looks up, down, and all around

The show is largely works on paper, and mostly funny and sometimes a little creepy, and often both.
 Aerial boundaries
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  September 06, 2013

Crossing the sea to go below the surface

The world is, as Tom Friedman has noted, flat, which doesn't take much label-reading to ascertain.
Have ideas, will travel
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  February 22, 2013

A peek at Portland art shows in 2012

Degas and the PORTLAND MUSEUM OF ART headline the news for early next year. We're so used to Degas and his point of view it's easy to overlook what a difficult and radical artist he really was.
Radicals and friends
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  December 30, 2011

Show based on structure, not theme, at Gallery 37-A

We caught up with multimedia artist and curator Jeff Badger to discuss "6/6/6," a traveling exhibit developed through a unique method of collaborative curation, which is finishing its tour of six national galleries this month at Gallery 37-A.
Serial exhibition
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  August 26, 2011

Review: Rose Contemporary blasts off

It's a sad thing to have an empty gallery in the center of Portland's Arts District. Whitney Art Works was a vital organ in Portland's arts community, and since it closed in January, the scene has missed it dearly.
Outer limits
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  July 08, 2011

Spending time with Custardpaws and Mr. Freezy

Jeff Badger is a bit of a Renaissance man-about-town — visual artist of all stripes; musician of all stripes with the Hot Dogs/Transmission Drop — with a reputation for dabbling in the absurd and ridiculous.
Spending time with Custardpaws and Mr. Freezy
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 01, 2011


Art review: Four word-based artists at Whitney Art Works

Adriane Herman recategorizes our most ephemeral and disposable documents as relevant cultural artifacts.
Text messaging
By ANNIE LARMON  |  October 22, 2010

Wow, are we jealous

From the minute Wilco announced their Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA, we’ve wanted to go in the worst way.

Easy on the eyes

"The Funnies" at Whitney Art Works is a sprawling show of upwards of 150 pieces by 25 artists, all of whom have been brought together by local artist — Jeff Badger.
At Whitney Art Works, "The Funnies" directly engage viewers with 150 pieces by 25 artists.
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  February 25, 2009