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Rose Contemporary's 'Abstraction' show is more than enough

Abstraction is the process of moving from the particular to the general, from the thing itself to an idea about the thing that can thus be considered or communicated. All art is, in this sense, an abstraction. The soup-can painting requires no spoon.
The thing itself
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  October 07, 2011

Abstract artists look at craft

Abstraction is currently getting a lot of attention in Portland.
A show of hands
By BRITTA KONAU  |  September 30, 2011

Open to interpretation

For decades, abstraction dominated avant-garde discourse, as painters worked to break art down to its basic elements, stripping away more and more of what seemed necessary to a painting, and then stripping away even more.
‘Abstraction in Providence’ at RIC’s Bannister Gallery
By GREG COOK  |  April 02, 2010

It Does Come Easy

Ringo Starr was the best artist in the Beatles. And, I believe, the best artist to appear on Shining Time Station too. (Sorry, George Carlin.) It feels really weird to say, but it's the undisputable conclusion I drew from seeing "Ringo Starr — Artist"
Ringo Starr At Chabot, Quinn Taylor At Stairwell
By GREG COOK  |  June 19, 2009