Lori Damiano is a praise singer of all things handmade. The kinds of things she regularly makes with her own two hands are paintings, experimental animations, zines, films, quilts, gardens, miniature sweaters, and pies. For more info…
On view April 1st – April 28th, 2013
Reception 4-6pm Sunday, April 21st
“In any selection of works that I produce, there is a varied and sometimes disparate array styles and conventions of painting. Abstract works; representational works; pictorial works; process works; quick and gestural works; meticulously rendered works. This mixture of conventions is intended to appear inconsistent. It is meant to reveal a fact of life that I find curiously inspirational–that lived experience is often fundamentally incoherent. My experience of life is one of so many incompatible variations. My choices among these variations, no matter how careful, will inevitably lead me to contradiction and inconsistent decision-making.
In a recent job interview, I was asked about my work style. I replied something about being “goal oriented” or “solution oriented” or something. Ridiculous. When hard pressed with a difficult task, I can usually come up with an answer. But that’s not to say it is an answer with any value or holding power. The point is that I don’t value answers very highly. I do value pathways, and I do value investigations, no matter how perplexing they are. I find that I find confusion more meaningful than I do certainty. Despite all this, I can feel still feel the expectation for a solid answer to my work. Hang on, I’m spitballing.”
Patrick Driscoll is a painter living and working in Portland, Oregon. Born in 1984 in Marquette, Michigan, he received his BFA in painting from Indiana University’s Herron School of Art and Design in 2008. In 2012, he received his MFA in Visual Studies from the Pacific Northwest College of Art, where he was nominated for the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA grant program for painters and sculptors. He has shown throughout the Pacific Northwest and the Midwest, including the recent juried Annual at Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art, and a solo exhibition at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, OR.
The artist would like to thank artist and friend Jane Schiffhauer for her support in making this work possible.
“To look is to look like, to affirm again, and who doesn’t like affirming again? that reason and revelation are no lovers, nor a combination. But if an image can be an apology, what with its cudgels, trestles, cross seas, and lopsides, I would still go on wondering whereabouts you learned to be so magnanimous, so about the veil, and how the seasons thought to part themselves in that place.” – Chris Mullins
SCAA 2013 Recap
Thanks to our producers and everyone who joined us this year at SCAA.
SCAA 2013 Recap
The annual SCAA exposition and symposium is this week in Boston and we’re thrilled to host these special cuppings with our green coffee buyers, Darrin and Adam, along with some of our finest producers. We’d love for you to join us.
Friday April 12,
The Thinking Cup North End, 236 Hanover St
Emilio Gamboa of Montes De Oro, Ricardo Perez of Helsar/Torres Villalobos, Francisco Mena and Juan Ramon Alvarado of Exclusive Coffees. Cupping new crop coffee from Montes de Oro and Villalobos.
The masked participants of these drawings are acting out rituals involving age old occult signifiers such as crystals, energy fields, levitation, conjuring and sacrifice. Each drawing aims to evoke the feelings associated with magic and the supernatural. There is an interest in how occult practitioners wish to protect themselves, to gather power to themselves, to assure their good fortune and guarantee their luck in this universe by penetrating the Unknown.
On view March 7th – March 31st, 2013
Closing reception Thursday, March 28th (6 p.m. – 8 p.m.)
For the past five years, Mike Little (Jollapin Jasper), William Khein, and Dusty Dirtweed (Peterman), known collectively as Crayon Coffin and Mushroom Necklace, have been making music posters in three different cities of the West Coast: Portland, San Francisco, and San Diego. Having originally met in the Midwest and shared Ghastly Cave, a collective studio, together they produced silkscreen posters, paintings, and noise music.
The collection of posters presented here for their exhibition Ghastly Wave showcases nearly 150 works from their individual and collective output since moving to the West Coast. Created for musicians such as Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, Sic Alps, Blasted Canyons, Warm Soda, Cosmonauts, Shivas, King Tuff and many others, this series acts as a collective visual document of some of the west coast’s recent musical movements.