"TOTEMS, TOONS AND TRICKERY" Featuring Chris Haberman & Marq Spusta

Featuring Chris Haberman & Marq Spusta
K.C. Cowan and Jan Baross, (for Breast Cancer Awareness Month)

Reception: Saturday, October 19th. 5-9pm.
Show runs October 19th – November 10th.
Peoples Art of Portland Gallery OPEN – Thurs-Sunday, NOON-6pm.

• Featuring 100 works by Portland Artist Chris Haberman
• 100 posters, prints handbills and originals by national artist Marq Spusta
• Special “F*ck Cancer” exhibit by author/artists K.C. Cowan and Jan Baross

This month at the Peoples Art of Portland is a vast and colorful trip through characters, mythology and real life. Chris Haberman’s theme ranges over 100 works covering Cartoon icons, fantasy figures and legendary Tricksters throughout folklore and pop culture. Marq Spusta’s private “world” made-public consists of intricate cartoon-folk creations transferring the viewer into another world, children’s book and rock poster in hand. Special exhibition of 2 Portland Cancer survivors (K.C. Cowan/Jan Baross) covers whimsical emotive response paintings and text of their personal battle with the disease, in tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (Artist Bios, Show descriptions below).

Featured Poster Artist of the Month –
Marq Spusta

Peoples Gallery features a nationally recognized poster artist each month. This month’s artist is acclaimed California based Marq Spusta, exhibiting recent posters, art prints, original drawings and other oddities. and special glow-in-the dark works in our special DARK ROOM INCUBATOR. We will also be having a special print release from Marq at the show!!!

The Tricks of the Totemic Toonery Trade: Art of Chris Haberman
This show of Totems, Toons and Trickery explores mythos from Native American symbolism to pop culture and Trickster icons through literature and folklore (from Loki to Bugs Bunny and everything in-between). His colorful works are created primarily on recycled objects and found material creating integrated puzzle-poems of figures and text, creating text of subject and most importantly, a good story. A totem is a being, object, or symbol representing an animal or plant that serves as an emblem of a group of people, such as a family, clan, group, lineage, or tribe, reminding them of their ancestry (or mythic past). A ‘toon’ is a cartoon silly!! Trickery is the well known practice of crafty underhanded ingenuity to deceive or cheat, sometimes playful, sometimes not – shown throughout history from the Norse God Loki to toon icon Bugs Bunny.

K.C. Cowan and Jan Baross, (for Breast Cancer Awareness Month)

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Peoples Art of Portland Gallery
700 SW Fifth (3rd floor) People’s is Suite 4005
Settlement Galleries
Pioneer Square Mall, downtown Portland
open Thurs-Sun 12-6pm


Chris Haberman, Jan Baross, K C Cowan, Marq Spusta

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