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Jaik Faulk: Art at Downtown
September 2010

Jaik Faulk Cold as the Stars

Jaik Faulk is a local Portland painter, originally from the region of Acadiana in southern Louisiana. Faulk’s work was previously shown at FalseFront, Launch Pad Gallery, Portland Art Center, Autzen Gallery in Portland, OR, and Gallery 549 in Lafayette, LA. For more information, please visit Faulk’s website.

At night I like to sit outside under the sky and feel the breeze pass through, just to sit and think. I appreciate the peacefulness and stillness. It is this same stillness that I find in these paintings, despair and sorrow as well. I consider them journalistic, with all the bends and scraps, and stutters of thoughts one might find in a journal page, the residue of writing over the years.

These images are pulled from old magazine pages; National Geographic, Paris Match and Goodwill book finds. Originally meant for no one in particular, they are a borrowed and foreign past in my eyes. Their physicality suggested so much in texture and color, this photo quality I chose to embrace abstractly rather than to imitate in a scientific manner. Ultimately they are disparate images I felt akin to, happened upon as if left by the incoming tide and later taken out with the next. —Jaik Faulk

On view August 5th – October 4th, 2010
Opening Reception Thursday August 5th, 6pm – 8pm

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Portland, OR