Tomorrow night (October 17th) in Portland, Stefanie Chefas Projects will be opening Skeptic, a new show from Shawn Huckins (featured). The Denver-based painter continues his practice of overlaying classic imagery ranging from still lifes to 18th century American portraiture with discordant and symbolic elements including text messages, disembodied hands, and Roman sculpture. The new body of work from Huckins delves into America’s relationship with the past and how that affects our current place in the world as well as what makes a society thrive – and what makes it […]
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Tonight in Portland at Antler Gallery, Lisa Ericson will be opening a new show entitled Islands alongside some sculptural works from Crystal Morey. Building on concepts conceived in previous body of works (LA ’18 & PDX ’18), the locally-based artist returns with more acrylic on panel paintings that feature fauna and flora, entire ecosystems, balanced on the backs of different creatures. The science-based and surreal imagery from Ericson simultaneously brings to mind the global refugee crisis and environmental issues such as global warming. Discuss Lisa Ericson here.
A week from today (September 7th), Stephanie Chefas Projects in Portland will welcome in Erik Mark Sandberg’s Interlude. The Los Angeles-based artist’s work is quite distinctive, an obsession with overly hairy adolescents bathed in various tinges of color acting as his stand-in’s for the evils of our consumer culture. Sandberg’s technique is quite complex, involving a broad range of natural and synthetic materials, producing a difficult to describe catalog of portraiture over the years – refreshed for this show with a focus on the automotive interior including […]
On June 9th, a massive group show will open at Antler Gallery in Portland entitled LAX/PDX. The exhibition is the 13th iteration of an effective way Thinkspace shares their roster of artists around the world by curating exhibitions for their friends at different galleries. You can see a full list of the artists below and some preview images but a few things that caught our eyes included another shark from Josh Keyes (seen above), a timely piece from OakOak, Matthew Grabelsky taking his animals off the subway, Mark Dean […]
Tomorrow night (May 4th) at Talon Gallery in Portland, Tiffany Bozic will be opening a show alongside new work from Josh Keyes (covered). Her new pieces are centered around the idea of The Five Elements (Air, Earth, Fire, Water, Easther) of nature, filled with creatures of the wild rendered with exquisite detail and created with a geometric shape in mind. You can head here for an thoughtful explanation behind each piece – for example, the piece seen first is Earth – the cubed cross section of the evolutionary […]
Coming up on May 4th, Talon Gallery in Portland will be presenting a new body of work from Josh Keyes (interviewed). He recently posted up a photo a powerful new piece on social media that will certainly get his fans excited about the new show. He explains – “For me this hints at an exaggerated end of the ‘human’ world if it continues to follow current trends. I chose the horse tamer statue from the Austrian parliament partly because the new rise of the right in Austria, […]
Coming up on April 26th, Antler Gallery in Portland will be opening a new show featuring the paintings of Lisa Ericson (seen above) and Lindsey Carr (seen below) both of whom have taking their work in a direction we find interesting. Referencing environmental issues while creating surreal pieces based on the ideas of of “mobile habitats” Ericson clusters smaller creatures like refugees on top of turtle shells or aquatic life flourishing around coral fish hybrids. Carr, who has been known in the past for her imaginative take on traditional […]
On June 24th, Nucleus Portland opened a solo show by Maxwell McMaster titled Cherish the Day. On view through July 20th, the uplifting show is primarily inspired by those precious moments that remind us that life is beautiful and how each day is a gift. With so much negativity in the world around us and depressing news in the media, the LA-based multidisciplinary artist/designer took another approach to reflect on the events that surround him. Highlighting the pleasurable experiences, both from the past as well as possible future, McMaster […]
Tonight in Portland, Antler Gallery will be opening two person show entitled Anthropocene featuring the work of Scott Listfield and Brin Levinson. The title of the exhibition refers to the epoch in Earth’s history where human activity has become the dominant force of change on our planet, something Listfield took to heart as he painted his signature astronaut while thinking about our increasing reliance on technology and decline in the biodiversity on our earth. Discuss Scott Listfield here.
On June 24th, Land Gallery in Portland will be opening a new show entitled Weird View, Weird Few from Evah Fan. The Oakland based illustrator and artist’s gouache paintings often feature her eclectic cast of human and animal characters in unusual configurations, position, and situations, all rendered in her flat, multicolored style. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Evah Fan here.