On view August 24 - August 31, 2014
Opening reception Sunday, August 24 (4 p.m. - 6 p.m.)
Spanning nearly 4 months of involvement within the Portland arts scene, toronto-based curator Matthew Kyba had the idea to create and produce a publication that would feature a selected group of…
Those who follow in the footsteps of the Old Masters would gasp at Seth Alverson’s raw depictions of the human body. From the Renaissance’s advancements in rendering the idealized anatomy to today’s Photoshopped magazine covers, Western culture has an ongoing obsession with depicting the nude figure in ways that few of us can actually live up to. Alverson throws these conventions out the window with his oil paintings. Read more on Hi-Fructose.
Jaz Harold is a New York based fine artist. Her recent works are soft and inviting, rich with plush fabrics, yarns, and pastel hues. Sexual undertones (and overtones) and themes of self reflection or inner dialogue are incorporated throughout her oeuvre. Using an aesthetic that consciously appeals to child-like naïveté, Jaz’s work softens the emphasis on the ego, ritual, intimacy, and stigma that society generally attaches to sex. Cherry blossoms (sakura) are a perfect balance of sexual innuendo, beauty, and innocence. The cherry blossom, symbolizing love in many cultures, adds an additional element in a body of work that covers both areas- an innocent love, and a simple uninhibited lust.
A striking feature of Antoine Cordet’s body of work is that nearly all of his subjects are male. In an image culture where the bare, female body is used as a story-telling medium in everything from art to advertising, this aspect of Cordet’s work is refreshing. The Parisian painter’s artworks resemble discarded party polaroids that have taken a serious beating. Snapshot-like portraits of dejected youths, the paintings spell out agony and confusion with muddled brushstrokes and dripping paint splatters — like a visualization of a secret quickly whispered in passing. See more of Cordet’s paintings below.
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