On view November 25th – January 4th
Reception for the artist 4-6pm Sunday, December 14th
The Notable Persons series started off as a research project for a large scale multi-figure painting. As I continued to make a list of people I found interesting and inspiring I became hindered by my indecision of who to include in the painting. I abandoned the idea of the painting all together. The project became exclusively pen and ink drawings focused on trying to capture the vitality and personality of these people.
To keep the emphasis on their character I set one rule I set for myself; I could not use any pencil sketching to lay-in the drawings. All the drawings in this series are pen and ink only, if I screwed up I had to start over. Some faces were harder than others, some days I felt l was a better artist than others. I believe my errors are every bit as important as my successes, if not more important. My mistakes are what teach me and have value to me, which is why I have decided to hang many of my “bad” drawings as part of the show.
- Marcus Gannuscio
For more information about this show or exhibiting your artwork with us, please contact the curator, Wendy Swartz – email@example.com.
4525 SE Division Street
On view October 22nd – December 2nd 2014
Reception for the artist 4-6pm Sunday, November 23rd
For The Blue Print Series, her first solo exhibition at Stumptown, Arielle Adkin made use of a singular, vintage, damask flower motif. In an effort to simplify the subject to the essence of pure pattern design, she at times tweaked, re-scaled, painted, printed over, drew on, and Cyanotyped the motif. Reminiscent of textile or wallpaper, these pieces hung together expend from simple surface into the realm of a glorious interior where mark-making and the power of artistic gesture reign.
Originally from Albuquerque, NM, Arielle Adkin received her BFA from the College of Santa Fe in 2006. She now lives and works in Portland, OR. More of her work can be found on her website (http://www.distillart.com).
Stumptown Coffee Roasters
128 SW Third Avenue
Stumptown has always been staffed by a crew of artists (just look at Stumptown longtimers Tim Root & Tim Wenzel) so in honor of our 15th birthday on November 1, we put out a call to Stumptown staff across the country to submit original artwork to don the Hair Bender bag cards for the month of November – here is the full spread of submissions. How lucky are we to work among such talent.
From left to right:
(top row) Emily Hibsman, Brent Wick, Steph Ketnick
(second row) Joseph McVetty, Jesse Marvin, Austin Wahl
(third row) Marcie McCabe, Beau Berkley, Marian Miller
(bottom left) Jaime Boddorff
On view October 8th – November 5th
Reception 4-6 Sunday, October 19th
“The focus of this series of etchings was the process in which they were made. Months were spent intensely scratching, scrapping, burnishing, and etching into the surface of large copper sheets. Print proofs were made arbitrarily during this process and then the copper was reworked revealing what lay under the surface.
This series was achieved by adding layers of spray paint, hard ground and sugar to the surface of the copper. Then the exposed areas were bit by acid, scrapped and burnished again and again.
These pieces are a few of the proofs that appeared along the path. A path that continues on, constantly changing.” – Bruce Paulson
3356 SE Belmont Street
On view October 9th – November 26th
Reception 4-6pm Sunday, October 26th
Artist Talk 4-6pm Sunday, November 23
Local process-based artist and community builder Wynde Dyer worked with a team of neighborhood children, aged 5-11, to design a series of colorful quilts channelling the practices and products of Gee’s Bend quilters. Working with poly tarp in lieu of fabric, the quilts create a dissonance between one’s expectation of a quilt–as something soft and warm–and the reality of these utility quilts, which are cold and hard but offer a water resistant barrier against the wet soil of the Pacific Northwest. Perfect for a picnic after the rain. When displayed with backlight they also conjure a stained-glass effect that will brighten any gloomy room of winter. The colorful whimsy of the utility quilts, however, belies the purpose behind the artist’s process, which involved a self-guided process of exposure therapy to overcome deeply-rooted childhood trauma-related aversions to tarp and young humans alike.
Featuring designs by: Issa Cuanalo, 6 / Fayde Edgar, 9 / Zoey Edgar, 6 / Delaney Johnson, 11 / Elliott Johnson, 9 / Logan Horton, 6 / Frankie Lancaster, 6 / Theo Lancaster, 7 / Angel Marks, 10 / Jonathan Marks, 11 / George Marmen-Zehnder, 11 / Justin McGarity, 7 / Mercedes Plancarte, 6 / Parker Powell-Herbold, 8 / Penny Powell-Herbold, 5 / Sebastian Regier, 5 / Antonio Reyes, 11 / Michelle Ruhmshottel, 8 / Zoë Unknown, 6
4525 SE Division Street