Love of Portland 2 featuring Dan Stiles
Archived: February 8th - 9th, 2013
“For The Love of Portland 2″
Show Reception: February 16th, 5-9pm.
Show Runs: February 16th-March 10th.
Joint Gallery Show between Peoples Art of Portland Gallery and Mark Woolley Gallery, neighboring galleries that have pooled their regional artists for this annual 300 artist group show as a tribute to the concept of Love and everything Portland
Portland is a city to love. How can you not love Portland? Whether a Native Portlander (like curators Mark Woolley and Chris Haberman, who actually went to the same high school) or an entrenched Oregonian transplant (like curator Jason Brown, from Idaho originally, who has embraced this City and help form its culture), the City is home, and it helps define us.
To us, art is a huge part of what makes up Portland culture; its people, and the appreciation and LOVE for all things Portland.
As former joint curators of the LOVE show (Launchpad Gallery) in past years, Chris and Jason started this Love of Portland show last year because they wanted a show that celebrated LOVE and PORTLAND – two ideas that are part of a lot of themed art, but even more local and centered on a subject we live and breathe every day. The show consists of (1) piece per artist, as tributes, bridge scenes, big bikes, big beards, roses, food carts, tattoos – and really everything that defines an artist personal connection or view of the city.
Featured Love of Portland Poster Artist: Dan Stiles
Every Month, Peoples Gallery features a nationally recognized poster artist each month. This month’s artist is the acclaimed Dan Stiles. What Dan is trying to do with his design is to say as much as he can using as little as he can. He try’s to pare down the idea and the form to its essence. Dan feels like visually the work is bolder that way. Posters should be bold, you’re supposed to be able to see them from across the street. He also finds that once you strip off all the fluff you find out if your idea is any good or not.
Peoples Art of Portland Gallery and
Mark Woolley Gallery at Pioneer
700 SW Fifth (3rd floor)
Pioneer Square Mall, downtown Portland
open Thurs-Sun 12-6pm