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Streets: DALeast (Portland)

After recently sharing murals from the Forest For The Trees event with you (here & here), we now bring you one of the final walls being painted this year for the nonprofit public art project. The stunning new piece rendered in the South Africa-based artist’s signature aesthetic is entitled Persistent Parabola and features a wave playing with a cargo ship and falling crates. Dal states his primary influence for this wall as an old Chinese proverb – “water can carry a boat, it can also turn […]
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Recap / Streets: Forest For The Trees 2014

After bringing you photos last month of the impressive collaborative mural from Brendan Monroe (interviewed) and Souther Salazar, we now have a recap  for the rest of the Forest For The Trees (FFTT) event. Most of the artists for this year have already left their mark in Portland for the nonprofit public mural project including Mary Iverson (seen above). Take a look at the rest of the walls below as well as some videos…
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Streets: Brendan Monroe x Souther Salazar @ FFTT (Portland)

Last week, Brendan Monroe (interviewed) and Souther Salazar were able to complete their joint mural in Portland for Forest For The Trees (FFTT). The artists were invited to join the not-for-profit the public mural project, which also featured eighteen other local and international artists. Over the course of several days, Salazar painted clusters of his whimsical imagery against Monroe’s Tron-like structured background that hints at trees. Resulting in a striking collaborative wall, their hard work can be seen at 4703 N Albina Avenue. Discuss Brendan Monroe […]
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Previews: Yoskay Yamamoto – “rainy day with a chance of sun” @ Hellion Gallery

On October 2nd, the Hellion Gallery in Portland will be presenting new works from Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) tentatively entitled rainy day with a chance of sun. Like his recent showing in Los Angeles (covered), the new whimsical body of work will consist of paintings, clusters of smaller works, and his hand-crafted wooden sculptures. Also included in his manga-esque imagery will be a series of “uninvited collaborations.” Discuss Yoskay Yamamoto here.
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Upcoming: “Unnatural Histories III” @ Antler Gallery

Opening on September 25th, Unnatural Histories III will be will be the third in a series (see 2013) of shows at Antler Gallery featuring portraits of mythical creatures. Along with the piece from Josh Keyes (seen above), works from Vanessa Foley, Michael Page, Craww, Syd Bee, Brin Levinson, Ryan Berkley, Ben Kehoe, Siolo Thompson, Susannah Kelly, Annie Owens, Niel M. Perry, and Jackie Avery will also grace the walls of the Portland showspace. Make plans to attend if you are interested… Discuss Josh Keyes here.
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Interviews: Chris Valkov – ‘The (sub)Natural Balance’ @ Antler Gallery

Portland-based artist Chris Valkov follows up last year’s solo exhibition at Breeze Block Gallery (covered) with a new body of work entitled The (sub)Natural Balance this week at Portland’s Antler Gallery. Thematically challenging anti-consumerism and ecological topics, his bold work is visually striking with the architectural style he employs within his painting work. AM caught up with Chris to ask a few questions ahead of the show which opens on Thursday, the 31st of July. Arrested Motion (AM): Can you explain a little about your background […]
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Previews: Josh Keyes – “Entwined” @ Antler Gallery

Tomorrow night, April 24th, the Antler Gallery in Portland will be presenting some new work from Josh Keyes (interviewed), in a joint showing with Neil M. Perry entitled Entwined. For his part, Keyes will be continuing the series of work last seen in his online showing (covered) earlier this year in his new style, bringing his imagery all the way to the edge of the painting surface. Take a look at another piece from the show below… Discuss Josh Keyes here. Discuss this show here.
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Showing: Adam Friedman – ‘Esoterica’ @ One Grand Gallery

One Grand Gallery in Portland is currently exhibiting Adam Friedman’s latest body of work Esoterica. The PDX-based artist has compiled a series of paintings and sculptural elements housed within the muraled space reflecting his recognisable yet inexplicable geological landscape based subject matter. Friedman’s contemporary take on landscape painting uses acrylic to present natural elements within isolated environments. His use of dimension and volume is dynamic. The angular forms evident in his paintings create a series of strata that bisect the layered image. Environments are presented within curiosity […]
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Jose Parla – “Signature Roots” @ Portland Art Museum / Wieden+Kennedy

José Parlá, who recently finished a mural at the James B. Hunt Library at North Carolina State University, continues his work with institutes of higher learning with a new project in Porland. Working with students from Caldera Arts who participated in a painting and writing workshop the Brooklyn-based artist put on at the Portland Art Museum, a new large scale installation (8 feet tall by 70 feet) was created entitled Signature Roots. The title alludes to the students’ names and stories that were written into the layers of the mural which […]
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Openings: Erin Murray & Tristram Lansdowne – “Order of Operations” @ Breeze Block Gallery

Last month, the Breeze Block Gallery in Portland hosted a two person show from Erin Murray & Tristram Lansdowne (interviewed) entitled Order of Operations. Although the two artists’ imagery are worlds apart, a common theme of appreciation for architectural forms runs throughout their work – Lansdowne with his unnatural blending of natural landscapes and structures (although not as evident in this body of work) and Murray with her intriguing renderings on shaped canvases. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss this show here. Discuss Tristram Lansdowne here. Discuss Erin Murray here.
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