"When I was younger, every day I would wake up afraid — am I going to have to speak? Am I going to be able to say what I want in a restaurant, or am I going to have to order something I don't even want because it's easier to say?"
For many artists, "art imitates life" is a badge worn with honor. But unlike the pop artist who pens a hit single about all her most break-ups, or the actor who plays an addict on screen before succumbing to real-life demons in his hotel room, Nick Offerman's badge is much more ... dignified.
"It's horrible — I love it," says Carrie Brownstein to Fred Armisen, portraying a team of salespeople at Bad Art Good Walls, a fictional firm that supplies coffee shops with terrible art in a sketch from Portlandia.
Following the changing face of Temple Contemporary can be a bit dizzying, but is ultimately rewarding if you’re willing to put in the effort — and City Paper did, recently stopping by every day for a week and finding something different each time.