Thursday, May 23, 2013
"The Art of Portlandia" at Peoples Art of Portland
Peoples Art of Portland is always ready for a good party, good conversation and good art. This time artists created in the spirit of Portlandia the now infamously famous sketch comedy sitcom.
The Art of Portlandia" Featuring DKNG
Also featuring local PDX art used by the show for Season 3 from 60 + artists, curated by Peoples Art of Portland Gallery
Reception: Saturday, May 18th. 5-9pm.
Show runs May 18th – June 9th.
Gallery OPEN – Thurs-Sunday, NOON-6pm.
Featured Poster Artists of the Month – Orange Poster Pods:
Peoples Gallery features a nationally recognized poster artist each month. This month’s artists are Portlandia poster makers, DKNG.
DKNG will be returning to Portland, Oregon for their second show at The Peoples Art of Portland! They will be exhibiting over 50 screen prints, more than half of which have been unavailable to the public for years, and they’ll all be available for purchase.
Established in 2005, DKNG is a design studio based in Los Angeles, California with a focus on the music and entertainment industries. As musicians themselves, Dan Kuhlken and Nathan Goldman first collaborated in high school as band-mates and later as a design and illustration team. In addition to concert posters, DKNG designs logos, music packaging, apparel, and digital media.
Our gallery slogan is “For Artists, By Artists” – and this fit perfectly last year when our gallery was asked to be the “art curators” of Season 3 for TV Show PORTLANDIA. We were honored and hit the task running. We were responsible for selecting all the back drop art used for the show for last season, working directly with the art department of Portlandia, and the script to help create a very “Portland” feel with the back scenery used…and of course, all the art was made by Portland artists.
This art show is a tribute showcase to the work of the artists from Portlandia, their art, and posters from the show from varied artists, including DKNG, Guy Burwell, EMEK, Ali Schlicting, Allison Bruns, Amy Stoner, Andy Vanoverberghe, Anna Magruder, Beth Myrick, Brenda Dunn, Brooke Weston, Cathie Joy Young, Chris Haberman, Chris Kelleher, Dan Ness, Darlene Schaper, David Wein, Emily Bates, Eric Blackburn, Fred Swan, Gary Hirsch, Heide Davis, Heidi Elise Wirz, Jeff Sheridan, Jennifer Mercede, Janet Amundson-Splidsboel, Jeremy Okai Davis, Joel Barber, John Wray, Jonathon Hill-Jacquard, Katherine Mead, Kelly Neidig, Kendra Binney, Linda Womack, Lea Barozzi, Matt Schlosky, Michael Trapp, Mona Superhero, Tamara English, Tripper Dungan, William Park, and many others.
Chris Haberman ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jason Brown (email@example.com)
Peoples Art of Portland Gallery
700 SW Fifth (3rd floor) People's is Suite 4005
Pioneer Square Mall, downtown Portland
open Thurs-Sun 12-6pm
Chris Haberman Jason Brown
Ali Schlicting (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Always All Ages. In league with Settlement Galleries – Pioneer Place Mall. (Peoples Art of Portland, Place, and Mark Woolley Gallery at Pioneer).
Refreshments provided by Burnside Brewing, Ninkasi Brewing and Pabst.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
This intriguing installation invites to let the inventor in ourselves come to live. It makes the ordinary seem special and in the process educates us about the special properties of rocks. It is tightly installed taken total advantage of not just the walls but also the floor
Stephanie Simek has been living in Portland for 6 years, where she has been creating experiments with sound, performance, and sculpture. This is her second show at Place Gallery, and is a continued look at her interest with combining disparate materials and pushing the limits of their inherent functional capabilities. This exhibition will consist of various sculptures made from elemental components such as copper nuggets, crystal formations, and rare earth magnets, connected throughout the space by conductive conduit, creating a large-scale AM radio.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
New acquisitions and old standards at the Portland Art Museum
What makes a visit to the museum so special to us that we take the time out from our busy daily lives to do so. We even turn of our beeping electronics to stand or sit in front of a so labeled and by consensus accepted master piece. What makes it worth our adoration and why do we have a need to adore something outside ourselves.
Art sets us apart from the animal Kingdom at least so I have been told. We find an aspect of ourselves in it nobody has yet been able to explain. So Art is the reflection of the mystery that we are and one day we'll figure out the why's and the how's but for now we just sit and stare in awe.