With most of the Forest For The Trees murals finished, now’s the time to do the first part of our recap of this year’s event (also see 2013, 2014). The name of the mural festival comes from the phrase “they can’t see the forest for the trees” which signifies the inability to understand the greater picture when you’re too focused solely on what’s in front of you. Organizers Gage Hamilton and Matt Wagner of Hellion Gallery hope that the art will draw Portland’s residents away from their daily routine. Enjoy some photos […]
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You may recall our previous coverage of the annual Forest For The Trees mural festival in Portland (see 2013, 2014). This year’s edition is well underway now and includes a lineup of Josh Keyes (seen here working what looks like a larger version of his The Collector painting), Andrew Hem, Blaine Fontana, Insa, Joram Roukes, Low Bros, Rustam Qbic, and Troy Lovegates, just to name a few. If you are anywhere in the area, head over to show your support (locations here) or you can follow the progress […]
Last week, Josh Keyes (interviewed) returned to the Antler Gallery for a joint showing with Brin Levinson entitled Reclamation of Nowhere. Their imagery meshed nicely together with Keyes’ creatures interacting with what may be a post-apocalyptic urban landscape and Levinson working with the same nature versus man themes but with a different atmosphere. The show runs through the 26th of this month for those in Portland who want to stop by themselves for a look. Discuss Josh Keyes here.
On July 30th, Josh Keyes (interviewed) will be returning to the Antler Gallery in Portland for another showing (see 2014). If this glimpse into the new body of work is any indication, the locally-based artist has further refined his new aesthetic that takes his imagery all the way to the edge of the panels he paints on. This new 12 x 18″ piece is entitled Quake, and has us excited to see the fresh set of works when the exhibition opens. Discuss Josh Keyes here.
This evening (Thursday 7th May) Compound Gallery opens a multi-disciplinary exhibition showcasing showcasing the city of Portland, Oregon in a unique way through the combined mediums of fine art and tattoo art. PDXFLASH: An exhibition of Portland inspired tattoo flash is curated by Conrad Crespin, who asked the participating artists to produce tattoo flash inspired by Portland. The contributing artists come from a variety of backgrounds but with the unifying connection of the locale and creative drive. Each artist has ties to Portland and make their marks in the realms of […]
On March 5th, Hellion Gallery’s Portland location will be opening a group exhibition featuring works created on small wooden plaques called “Ema” on which Shinto worshipers write their prayers or wishes. Most of the artists like Stella Im Hultberg (above) used the plaques to paint on but some went took a more novel sculptural approach. Participants include Brendan Monroe (US), Tadaomi Shibuya (Japan), Mary Iverson (US), Dave Macdowell (US), Anandine Urruty (France), Skinner (US), Eric Wert (US), Stella Im Hultberg (US), Maryanna Hoggatt (US), Josh Keyes (US), AJ […]
The master curators at Antler Gallery have brought together 18 artists to not only raise money for the Audubon Society of Portland, but also put on a hell of an art show. One of things that makes Antler such a good gallery is their ability to bring together an exceptional roster of artists, but maintain a very tight, dialed in feel such that each show looks complete and the art looks great together. A contribution of 20% of each piece sold will go to the Audubon […]
Last week, Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) opened a solo at the Hellion Gallery in Portland entitled Rainy Day with a Chance of Sun. After seeing some studio shots of some of the small originals and sculptural pieces he was working on, it was nice to finally visualize how the LA-based artist assembled and clustered them together. Take a look at more installation shots of fresh work below… Discuss Yoskay Yamamoto here.
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 […]
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…