Monday, July 27, 2009

Closing party at Stumptown

its been a while since I have posted anything here. I have been working hard on a few different deadlines. One of those deadlines was a July show of rusted silkscreen prints for the Stumptown Coffee Roasters on 34th and SE Belmont in Portland.

I hung 19 pieces, and most of these are new. half of the imagery for these rustings comes from designs I have been working on that are made by creating shapes from cropped and extracted pieces of tree branch photos I have taken. the recombined shapes interest me because of their unintentional symbol or sigil like quality.

the other half of the pieces in the show are rustings made from photos of old weathered freight trains, or box cars. the layers of decay and graffiti, the industrial aesthetic of the bolts and rivets,the filth, and the stenciled markings used by the railroad all combine to create what I think are compelling compositions.

there will be a closing party for this show on Thursday July 30th, from 6 - 8pm at
Stumptown Coffee Roasters
3356 SE Belmont St.
Portland, OR 97214