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I went to the Portland Art Museum this last Sunday to check out the ‘Seeing Nature’ show from the Paul G Allen collection. Dude has some ART!
I’ve been extra in touch with my emotions ever since my dad died in 2003, but art and music have always touched me very deeply. ‘Seeing Nature’ had for me one show-stopper, this massive (72″ x 108″) imagined landscape from April Gornik.
This is the only image I could find in my brief search. If you live in Portland, I would recommend you go to the Portland Art Museum if only to see this one piece. Maybe it’s just my keyed up emotional state, but when I turned the corner and discovered this, I caught my breath and immediately choked up. It’s truly gorgeous and powerful, as nature is itself.
Shout out to April Gornik! Click the link to visit her website. Her work is astounding in its understanding and sensitivity to the sublimity of nature.
Had a great time at show’s opening a week or so ago, and sold two pieces as well! If you couldn’t make it, here are a few images of some of the work that’s hanging. If you want to schedule a time to come look at the show with me, or for any other reason, drop me a line!
Portlanders, fling ye-selves to All And One Acupuncture and Wellness Clinic at 2906 NE Glisan Street, this Friday October 16th, from 6 – 8PM for the opening reception for my October – January show! 5 new unexhibited works will be there, as well as only the best from the past couple years.
I’ll be there for the first hour or so. Hope to see you!
Be sure to look for a brief glimpse or two of my paintings “I Love Every Little Thing About You” and “Mid-Mountain Blues” in the background of the ‘School For The Deaf’ sequence(s) of Portlandia, Season 6, Episode 8. Coming soon-ish to a screen near you!
Super excited to be showing work at All And One Acupuncture Clinic starting in mid-October! They have a beautiful space and clearly love art. I’ll have more details coming soon!
Motivation comes in many forms, but frankly, the best is having someone recognize your work as worthwhile.
I’m not sure what to expect from (hopefully) having my work seen, even subliminally, on Portlandia – there are no guarantees it will make it onto the air – the shot in the arm is much appreciated.
I know what I do fits the aesthetic of the show, and to have their art scout agree that the work is ‘good enough for television’ is a sincere vote of confidence.
It also got me back in the studio last night. Pictures coming soon!