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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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Openings: Greg Eason – “Four Fish of the Apocalypse” @ Breeze Block Gallery

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.
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Previews: Tristram Lansdowne, Erin Murray, and Greg Eason @ Breeze Block Gallery

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 […]
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Openings: Alex Lukas – “Prints & Photographs; Copies & Concrete” @ Breeze Block Gallery

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 […]
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Interview: Alex Lukas – “Prints & Photographs; Copies & Concrete” @ Breeze Block Gallery

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 […]
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Openings: Ryan De La Hoz & Russell Leng – “FRAGMENTS” @ Breeze Block Gallery

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 […]
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Openings: “Three The Hard Way” @ Breeze Block Gallery

Earlier this month, the Breeze Block Gallery in Portland played host to a three-man show entitled Three The Hard Way. The three artists, Christopher Derek Bruno (interviewed), Augustine Kofie (featured), and Jerry ‘Joker’ Inscoe are all members of the Transcend Collective and have evolved their individual aesthetics while drawing from their graffiti background. Take a look at more photos of the opening and installation below… Discuss this show here.
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Preview: “Three The Hard Way” @ Breeze Block Gallery

Last month, we brought you a look into the studio of Christopher Derek Bruno as he prepped for his three-man show at the Breeze Block Gallery in Portland. Now along with some preview images from him, we also have some of the work to share from the other two artists exhibiting alongside him - Augustine Kofie (seen above) and Jerry ‘Joker’ Inscoe. All three come from a graffiti background, and are members of the Transcend Collective. Take a look below and head over to the opening of Three The Hard Way tonight if you […]
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