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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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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Earlier this month, the Breeze Block Gallery welcomed in several artists to display their works at the Portland showspace. One of these was the London-based Greg Eason, who made the trip over personally to present his detailed graphite drawings. The series of works were collectively entitled Four Fish of the Apocalypse, and use carefully selected images to illustrate his version of some of the Book of Revelation (Chapter 6 of the King James Bible). Take a look at more photos below… Discuss this show here. Discuss Greg Eason here.
Tonight (February 6th), the Breeze Block Gallery in Portland will be presenting new work from Canadian artist Tristram Lansdowne (interviewed), along with Erin Murray in a two-person show. Entitled Order Of Operations, the exhibition will highlight Lansdowne’s architectural forms that appear to be in harmony with the natural landscapes they are found in as well as Murray’s buildings and structures rendered on shaped panels. The second gallery space will host exquisite graphite works (seen above) from the London-based Greg Eason, who we featured in 2011 in one of our Art […]
Last week, Alex Lukas opened his solo show in Portland at the Breeze Block Gallery entitled Prints & Photographs; Copies & Concrete. To see the Chicago-based artist’s work in person is to see someone take printmaking to the next level in terms of incorporating the practice into art making. To learn more, take time to read an interview we conducted with Lukas leading up to the show. Then, check out the post-apocalyptic imagery created for this new show in the photos below featuring submerged cities, urban landscapes ablaze, and abandoned structures […]
Next week in Portland (January 9th), the Breeze Block Gallery will be welcoming in Alex Lukas for a solo show entitled Prints & Photographs; Copies & Concrete. The recently relocated artist will be presenting new works in a wide range of mediums all centered on the tradition of printmaking as a tool for multiples. Known for his imagery featuring submerged cities, urban landscapes ablaze, and abandoned structures, the Chicago-based Lukas will fill the space with his dystopian visions. We had the opportunity to interview him leading up […]
Earlier this month, the Breeze Block Gallery in Portland and curator Sven Davis brought together two young artists for a joint show entitled FRAGMENTS. The Bay Area – based Ryan De La Hoz uses “motifs in his work such as television static and ancient Greek imagery” that play with ideas of destruction and perception of which his distorted hand manipulated prints we really enjoy (seen above). Paired with him and coming from more north was the Vancouver-based Russell Leng who brought with him abstract paintings mixing distinct […]