ARTIST TALK: Coleman Stevenson – October 19, 2017

Coleman Stevenson is the author of two collections of poems, Breakfast (Reprobate/GobQ Books, 2015) and The Accidental Rarefication of Pattern #5609 (bedouin books, 2012). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in a variety of publications such as The Portable Boog Reader, Gramma, Paper Darts, Seattle Review, E-ratio, Osiris, Louisiana Literature, Mid-American Review, and the anthology Motionless from the Iron Bridge. She has been a guest curator for various gallery spaces in the Portland, OR, area, and has also taught poetry, design theory, and cultural studies at a number of different institutions there including Portland State University, Mountain Writers Center, The Art Institute of Portland, Columbia River Correctional Institution. She created and has taught the Image+Text track in the Certificate Program at the Independent Publishing Resource Center since 2015. Her current visual work is inspired by folk ritual practices including petition and sigil writing, and she creates tarot cards and other divination products through her company, The Dark Exact. A collaborative text and image project with artist Aspen Farer, The Doppelgänger Museum, is ongoing.

This artist talk focuses on the following pieces in our collection:

Wybrand Hendriks, Flower Still Life, 1810/1830, oil on panel, Gift of the Honorable George Rossman in memory of his wife, Loreta Showers Rossman, public domain, 65.19;id=12189;type=101

Willem Kalf, Still Life, 1653/1679, oil on wood panel, Gift of the Society of Friends of the Portland Art Association, public domain, 27.1;id=6477;type=101

This Artist Talk was recorded on October 19, 2019 in the European Galleries at the Portland Art Museum


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