Portland-based photographer, Neil DaCosta, and art director, Sara Philips, include no personal political commentary with their new series, The Book of Mormon Missionary Positions. Their intention in juxtaposing a frighteningly antiquated excerpt from the Latter Day Saints handbook, condemning sex between anyone other than a married man and woman, with images of two men looking very much like stereotypical Mormon missionaries demonstrating sexual positions, is clear enough. If you can stop laughing.
Portland-based Sarah Gottesdiener creates lush, vibrant, and wonderfully ornate poster art, illustration and design work. Her paintings and videos were recently exhibited at Miami Basel as part of a show presented by Deitch Projects. Oh, and somehow she manages to find the time to play in a band called Gay Deceivers, whose debut album comes [...]
My first encounter with the work of Portland, Oregon artist Carson Ellis was when stumbling across her beautiful cover art for The Decembrist’s Crane Wife album. It was love at first sight. She has such an amazing way with a simple pencil drawing. And as much as I enjoy all of her work, from her watercolors to her acrylic paintings, it’s still those pencil drawings that tug at my heart strings with their nuanced textures and forms.