Posted Jun. 13, 2016
The current Portland art scene is a lot of things: broad-based, eclectic, somewhat high-strung, and often high-concept. But easy to access? Not so much. How do you take the pulse of something so ragged and rangy and hard to pin down? How about a singular, galvanizing crash course in the best (or, at least, most provocative and striking) contemporary art the city and state have to offer right now? That’s what the Portland Biennial sets out to do, pulling from Oregon’s creative landscape a selection of artists whose work will inevitably inspire debate.