Breeze Block Gallery opened their huge group show Wider than a postcard (previewed) alongside the first solo show in their new gallery 2 space – olive47’s bonita bonita (featured) a couple of weeks back to a packed Portland crowd. Over 400 individual works went into the postcard show with 200 artists providing postcard sized works. The work was hung on the walls in grids of 24 cards, each echoing the aspect ratio of the individual works themselves as each work was 6×4 inches. The variance of work encompassed photography to painting, collage with a lot of the artists making the brief their own by transforming the postcard format into three dimensions.
A host of the artists were in attendance with Josh Keyes, Brin Levinson, Ryan Bubnis, Stephanie Buer, Zach Johnsen, Conrad Crespin, Blaine Fontana, Chris Valkov, Bryce Kanights, Scott Malbaurn, Jerry Inscoe and Corey Arnold amongst others coming out to see the comparative exhibition.
The range of artists that contributed to the show was as wide as it was huge:
Aaron De La Cruz , Aaron Nagel, Adam Wallacavage , Adam Weir , Alex Brown, Alex Lukas , Alex Roulette , Alexey Luka , Alicia Dubnyckyj , Alvaro Ilizarbe , Amy Casey, Andreas Englund , Andres Guerrero , Andrew Hem , Andrew Mackenzie, Andrew McAttee , Andrew Schoultz , Andy Council , Anthony Sneed, Anthony Zinonos, Augustine Kofie, Bill McRight, Blaine Fontana , Bob 2 , Brendan Monroe , Brian Donnelly , Brin Levinson, Britta Geisler , Bryce Kanights, Bwana Spoons , Caleb Neelon , Candice Tripp, Carl Cashman, Casey Gray, Chelsea Grolla , Cheryl Dunn , China Mike, Chris Blackstock, Chris Scarborough, Chris Valkov , Christian Mendoza , Christopher Derek Bruno , Clark Goolsby , Clayton Brothers , Coco 144 , Cody Hudson, Conrad Crespin, Corey Arnold , Cranio , Craww, Crystal Wagner, D*Face, Dale Grimshaw, Dana Brown , Dana Louise Kirkpatrick , David Bray, David MacDowell , David O’Brien, David Shillinglaw, Deedee Cheriel, Derm, Deth P Sun, Dmitri Fedosseev , Drew Tyndell , Dscreet, Duncan Jago, Edwin Ushiro , Ellannah Sadkin , Ema, Emma Tooth, Eric Shaw, Erik Foss, Erik Mark Sandberg, Evah Fan, Francesco Igory Deiana , Frank Gonzales , Gary Taxali , Gen Duarte , ghostpatrol , Graphic Surgery, Greg Eason, Gregory Euclide , Hamishi , Henry Gunderson, Hilary Pecis , How & Nosm, Hush, Ian Francis, Ian Stevenson, Insane , Jacob Magraw Mickelson, Jacob Whibley , James Benjamin Franklin, Jason Thielke, Jaybo , Jeff Depner , Jeff Gillette, Jen Corace , Jenny Odell, Jerry Inscoe, Jessica Hess, Jocelyn Duke, Joe Ryckebosch , John Casey , John Petricciani , Jon Burgerman , Jordin Isip, Josh Agle, Josh Keyes, Joshua Krause , Joshua Petker, Jud Bergeron, Judith Supine, Kai & Sunny, Karin Krommes, Katrin Fridriks, KEMA, Kenji Hirata , Kevin Cyr, Kevin Earl Taylor , Kevin McQuaid, KMNDZ, Know Hope, Kozyndan , Kyle Jorgensen , Laura Bifano, Lee Baker, Lex Thomas, Lola, Louis Reith, LX One, Marilena Staudenmaier, Mario Wagner, Marissa Textor , Mark Dean Veca, Mark Schoening, Mark Warren Jacques, Mary Iverson, Matt Haber , Matthew Craven, Matthew Curry, Matthew Feyld, Melinda Beck , Michael De Feo, Michael Hsiung, Michael Murphy, Michael Peck , Mike Ballard, Mike Egan, Mike Maxwell , Mike Stilkey, Miso, Moneyless, Morgan Blair, Mr Penfold , Mysterious Al , Nate Frizzell , Nawer , O.Two , olive47 , Part2ism, Paul Barnes , Pedro Matos, Pete Fowler , Pete Watts, Poesia , RamblinWorker, Reginald S. Aloysius, Rey Parla, Rich Jacobs , Richard Colman, Robert Hardgrave, Robert Phoenix , Rone, Rowdy, Russell Leng, Ryan Bubnis, Ryan de la Hoz , Ryan Dineen, Ryan Jacob Smith, Saelee Oh, Samahra Little , Scott Listfield , Scott Malbaurn , Shie Moreno , Sidney Pink , Simon Monk, Sloan White , St. Monci , Stephanie Buer , Steve More, Sweet Toof , Sylvia Ji , Teresa Duck, Tilt , Tim Karpinski, Titi Freak, Tofer Chin, Tom French, Tripper Dungan, Von, William Sager , Winston Smith, Zach Johnsen
olive47‘s bonita bonita exhibition saw the Atlanta-based street artist present a nature themed installation of her work featuring some of her familiar characters alongside a host of new creations awash with spirituality and symbolism. A hanging series of raindrops and friendly clouds brought a vibrant touch to the center of the gallery space.
Both exhibitions run until June 1st, and with so much art to take in, you should try and see the exhibition in person if in the Portland area. For those outside Oregon, you can browse both olive47’s work and the entire postcard exhibition on the gallery’s website and see more of the grid layouts in detail on curator Sven Davis’ Flickr page here and here.
Discuss this show here.