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“Paint Another Orgasm, Dude” 

Wednesday, Oct 14 2009
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Context is nothing. At least, that’s the idea behind “Snippets,” local artist Lori Gordon’s ongoing exhibit. She takes phrases that have a bite-size meaning to her — she’s overheard them, essentially — prints them on white posters, and has people display them in their windows or hold them up to be photographed. Viewers are left to derive their own meaning, and with potent statements like “I’m not ready for boring,” “I was disappointed in humanity way before they keyed my car,” and “Peter Gabriel is teaching primates how to sing,” it’s not difficult. Her exhibit of the same name features take-away, ready-to-hang fliers and big wall works. The curator, Bruno Mauro, nails down the artist perfectly: “Gordon does not assemble the art as much as she captures it from all of us.” For the opening reception, she is joined by Portland artist Jen Delos Reyes, who presents Simon and Garfunkel fans singing “Bridge Over Troubled Water” as the See How They Shine choir. Odd, yes, but think of it in the context of — wait, this is better without context.

An opening reception for “Snippets” starts at 6 p.m. Oct. 23.
Oct. 23-Nov. 13, 2009

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