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Leveret contemplates Infinity

 Musical mourning
In an America steeped in postmodern self-consciousness and pop culture references, it’s pretty much impossible to pull off a first-order sincerity freed from the nagging, third-eye self-awareness of exactly how you’re processing your emotions.
By: NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  October 24, 2013


Greta Bank pours light onto concealed subjects

 The body at work
Courageous, theatrical, and conceptually rich, Greta Bank’s “NSFW” installation in the SPACE Gallery annex breathes life into conceptions of Portland art.
By: NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  October 17, 2013


Ruminations inspired by the PMA Biennial

 Think time
This Biennial exhibit seems cleaner and more digestible than years past, for better or worse containing fewer conceptual and formal outliers. Rarer are the monstrous, unclassifiable constructions which spanned entire gallery walls, or the topical pieces confronting us with the conflicts of contemporary life.
By: NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  October 14, 2013


Plains burn slow on a hauntingly gorgeous new CD

 Beauty at the core
Issued from a faction of Portland’s music scene that seems to get much less attention than it should, the mesmerizing new record Confirm Reservation by the slowcore band Plains collects ten tracks of eerie, lightly psychedelic folk ballads.
By: NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  October 17, 2013


MECA grads find visual language for smart thoughts

 Look now, look again
The contemporary art of six MECA alums, women with graduation dates spanning 1995 to 2013, make up the school’s graduate Biennial.
By: NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  September 26, 2013

Free for (f)all

Enjoy the season’s best, at no charge
Here are highlights of things that won’t cost you a dime, for every week from now until Thanksgiving.
By: NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  September 12, 2013


Bringing out the fall’s art endeavors

 Let's get visual
Fall art shows not to miss
By: NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  September 12, 2013


The tragic appeals of Forget, Forget

 Need a reminder?
Forget, Forget are a relatively new septet from Portland, playing a spirited yet familiar take on contemporary indie-rock with elements of chamber folk.
By: NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  September 06, 2013

Maine performers react to circus school news

Clowning around
Much of Portland was shocked last week when it was announced that the tenants for the forthcoming Thompson’s Point development would include a Circus Conservatory of America/
By: NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  August 30, 2013


Portland artists assemble new terrains

Field work
Sometimes a show offering the least information can tell us most about our surroundings.
By: NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  August 30, 2013


Warhol meets modernism at Ogunquit Museum

 Factory edition
It’s a strange mixture of modernist tradition, American iconoclasm, and tabloid fetishism that fuels the summer shows at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art.
By: NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  August 30, 2013


Will Coke Weed’s third record be a breakthrough?

 Leaving the Harbor
Armed with canny cosmopolitanism and a backwoods swagger, Coke Weed are a five-piece band from Bar Harbor, and Back to Soft is their third record in just under four years.
By: NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  July 25, 2013


Artists zig and zag at SPACE Gallery

Spatial relations
Spatial relations
By: NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  July 25, 2013


Musing on Conjjjecture

Doing whatever works
With their name, Conjjjecture are telling you up front they expect you to stumble over them.
By: NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  July 10, 2013


Are you a voyeur? This show’s for you

Check yourself
For many years, the art of Adriane Herman has dealt with the mundane tasks of daily life, specifically handwritten notes and to-do lists of the quotidian events of others.
By: NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  June 26, 2013


Hunting yellow

To honor the solstice, a celebration of brightness and color
Portland will get 15 hours, 26 minutes, and 43 seconds of sun on June 21. We deserve every moment.
By: NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  June 20, 2013


Four art mavens show their personal tastes

Please, come in!
Combine the flush of technology with several generations' output of cultural objects, and it's only a matter of time before having things would be considered an art of its own.
By: NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  June 20, 2013


Ponder great art on Maine walls

 Digging deep
Whether they seek beauty, progress, historical focus, or unconventional ideas, art lovers should have no problem plotting the summer.
By: NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  June 07, 2013


What Portland’s creative types are reading for summer

 Artists on books
This summer, instead of listing the usual batch of hot summer books (you can find those anywhere), we asked a diverse and completely arbitrary group of Portland arts luminaries what was on their summer reading lists.
By:  |  June 07, 2013


Jack Sell displays his results at 3 Fish

Abstract experiments
You might look at John R. Sell, a Gray resident and part-time Downeaster, as a painter with a secret.
By: NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  May 23, 2013


Spencer McCall’s bewildering The Institute

Life is elsewhere
Ostensibly, the first feature film by Spencer McCall seeks to provide a portrait of a San Francisco organization called the Jejune Institute, whose mission hovers somewhere between the poles of self-help, performance art, disinformation, and an alternate-reality game. But if this is a portrait, we're not in art class anymore.
By: NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  May 10, 2013

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