Head down to the Pioneer Place Mall in Portland, Oregon this Sunday, January 30th, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm! Trade Gallery -- in conjunction with The Aspens and Recess Gallery -- for a closing show with interdisciplinary performances, music, interaction, and crafts. The goal? DIFFUSION OF PERFORMER/VIEWER HEIRARCHY! Everything must go, and...

Cleveland artist Matthew Penkala paints images as seen through a visually-impaired haze. The impressive portion here lies in the presence of both incredible simplicity and detail; capturing diffused light is a bit more difficult than it might seem, particularly on canvasses that range from 24" squares to 60" squares!

Sarah Winchester is a multi-talented gal. After graduating from MassArt in Boston, Winchester has embraced a life rich with art and music. On the art side, Winchester paints, draws, and makes linocuts, while satisfying her musical side through A Weather and her personal project; Team Love put out her digital...

I'm going to infer a lot of things from Dan Lydersen's pop surrealist paintings, so here goes: 1) He must be kind of fun; 2) He must have diverse interests; 3) He must be constantly pushing himself as an artist; 4) McDonald's must have some significant impact in his mind; 5) I would love to...

These hypothetical structures are a combination of M.C. Escher, Mayan temples, labryinths, and 3-dimensional city maps; they're a veritable Where's Waldo of trip-outs for the eyeballs. Here's what artist John Borowicz had to say about the series: "...

If you're expecting a traditional dance party from Australia's My Disco, you're expecting wrong. My Disco takes the tasteful, throbbing repetition used so well by bands like Clinic -- or more recently, Suuns -- and amps up the percussive elements tenfold, while deconstructing the songwriting into minimal bits. My Disco is the drum circle, Psychic Ills' version of dancey art rock, a meandering band that has little or no concern for traditional songwriting structures. Most of the tracks on Little Joy -- which sounds far from "joyful," by the way -- can be broken down into a few notes and sounds.

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Beards and mustaches are in, it's true, but it certainly isn't everyday that you see beardos and mustachios with such well-kept facial hair as you do at the World Beard & Mustache Championship. And rightly so; these are the best of the best, and the images you see were hand-picked...