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Spy Name: Oswald Kazoo

My name is Oswald Kazoo. I run a lunar petting zoo. We specialize in organisms from planets of mass one order of magnitude less than Terran Standard. Tuesdays are free for all children 9 orbits and under so come on by!

Location:

Zone H5, Luna

Recent Posts By: the blind architect

EK Interview: Carsten Witte

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September 5, 2014

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We've featured the work of Carsten Witte twice for good reason. Now we've taken the time to sit down and interview him about his use of sexuality, form, and exposure. Check it out!
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One Piece of Art 2: Joel Daniel Phillips

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September 4, 2014

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Joel Daniel Phillips, whom we interviewed in June, was in to Taos, New Mexico for the month of June for an artist residence to prepare for his upcoming solo show, "I Am Another Yourself" with the Hashimoto Contemporary Gallery.  The show begins in September 6th and runs to the 27th. The opening reception is 6-9pm September 6th so if you're in The City check it out!
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One Piece of Art: Stephanie Buer

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August 20, 2014

The work of Stephanie Buer strikes a chord in me, it's lonely, isolated and quiet. Every one of her pieces makes me want to step in to have a moment of humbled silence to appreciate both the human impulse to create and capacity to abandon. Come along as we see the process for one of here new pieces, Happy Bday.
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Forest for the Trees

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August 19, 2014

FOREST FOR THE TREES is a Portland based art event that will generate 15 beautiful murals across the city. This will be the second year that they blow it away. Take a look at the post to see the murals as they develop! The following artist are part of the show: Blaine Fontana, Blakely Dadson, Brendan Monroe, Curiot, DALeast, Faith47, Gage Hamilton, JShea, Mary Iverson, Maryanna Hoggatt, Mateu Velasco, Never Satisfied, NoseGo, OGI, Paige Wright, South Salazar, Spencer Keeton Cunningham, Rather Severe, The Lost Cause, Zachary Yarrington.
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Tall Trees of Portland

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August 17, 2014

At the Northwest Music fest in Portland this weekend Hellion Gallery will have a tent featuring a show called Tall Trees of Portland. The show features an installation from AJ Fosik as well as pieces by Morgaine Faye, Blaine Fontana, Zach Johnsen, Maryanna Hoggatt, Jon Macnair, Lauren Gonsalves, Susannah Kelly, Amy Ruppel, Brett Superstar, Cole Gerst, Jen Lobo, Jennifer Parks, Martin Ontiveros, Brin Levinson, Joe Shea, Stella Im Hultberg, Bradley Delay and Keith Carter. The assorted artists have rendered their depictions of 12 Inch Album covers which will all be on display. So if you're in Rose City come check out the music and the art!
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The Definition of Art Part 1

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July 24, 2014

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--- Art: noun \ˈärt\ 1: something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings. --- Can art be defined?  As an abstract concept possibly but on a personal level the definition of art can be as diverse as the viewer.  In that vein we have decided to ask some of our favorite artists to tell us what Art means to them.  Here's what they've said:
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One Piece of Art: Erin Riley

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July 21, 2014

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Erin Riley currently has several pieces at Empty Kingdom's Summer Show at 111 Minna.  In order to show everything that goes into one of her insightful and relevant tapestries, we have asked Erin to takes us along on the ride.  The life of 'History 37' follows as well as her thoughts throughout:
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EK Interview: Lucien Shapiro

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July 14, 2014

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Another fantastic artist at 111 Minna for the Empty Kingdom Art Show is Lucien Shapiro!  His pieces, made from found objects, create a cultural commentary revolving around identity, sexuality, rituals and modern symbology.  Check out his interview for a more in depth discussion from the man himself:
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EK Interview: Caleb Brown

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June 30, 2014

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Two of the insane and gorgeous paintings of Caleb Brown are currently hanging at 111 Minna for the Empty Kingdom Summer Show!  His work draws on real world crises and issues, both international and global, and the subsequent fallout.  Taking very real situations and issues and framing them through hyperrealism and photorealistic painting Caleb challenges what the viewer assumes and asks more about the social underpinnings, causes and effects of these catastrophes.
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EK Interview: Brin Levinson

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June 26, 2014

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We are honored to have two pieces from Brin Levinson (previously featured back in October 2013) at 111 Minna for the Empty Kingdom Summer Art Show that is still going on through July! Contemplating, humans, their place in the environment and the future of the world due to our actions, Brin poses a world in ruins.  Check out his interview:
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One Piece of Art: Joel Daniel Phillips

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June 24, 2014

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Joel Daniel Phillips, whom we interviewed this month, recently set off to Taos, New Mexico to spend some time working on new pieces for his new show with the Hashimoto Contemporary Gallery.  The show begins in September of 2014.  We have seized this fantastic opportunity and will be shadowing Joel through the life of a single piece.  For the next few days we will be posting photos, thoughts and commentary from Joel for the piece he is working on so that you can see it turn from a blank sheet of paper to one of the beautiful illustrations he is becoming known for.  Take a look!
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EK Interview: Derek Gores

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June 21, 2014

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Derek Gores has a two of his Full Volume series currently hanging at 111 Minna in San Francisco for the Empty Kingdom Art Show that goes from now until July!  His art address sexuality, fashion, and culture, check out his interview:
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EK Interview: Joel Daniel Phillips

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June 16, 2014

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The work of Joel Daniel Phillips is as beautiful and detailed as it is meaningful.  His illustrations depicting homeless and indigent individuals humanize a normally ignored class of the population, as visible as they are forgotten, Joel forces us to face what is around us every day but we do not see.  You can see two of his pieces currently at 111 Minna as part of the Empty Kingdom Art Show that goes through July.  Check it out if you have a moment!
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EK Exclusive: Artsy at ART BASEL

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June 11, 2014

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Artsy.net is a fantastic site with a plethora of amazing art.  They also will have a show at Art Basel 2014 and they've given us the link to the preview!  Check it out here!  Art Basel is a huge show and we are sure that Artsy will blow it out of the water with their Event.
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EK Interview: Amanda Elizabeth Joseph

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June 5, 2014

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We have featured and interviewed Amanda Elizabeth Joseph multiple times, and for good reason.  Her hyperreal figures are as honest as they caricatures and her interview responses are intelligent and well poignant.  We are honored to be bringing one of her pieces to the Empty Kingdom Summer Show.  Check out the interview:
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EK Interview: Adam Caldwell

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June 3, 2014

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Adam Caldwell is another fantastic artist who will be showing some pieces at the Empty Kingdom Summer Show NEXT MONTH!  His art draws into attention consumption, spirituality, sexuality, nature and our role whether as a part or separate from it.  Check out his interview:
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EK Interview: Karen Ann Myers

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May 29, 2014

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The work of  Karen Ann Myers discusses female gender roles, space, and self-perception.  We'll be showing some of her awesome work at the Empty Kingdom Summer Art Show so come through to see her work! And check out her interview:
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Antler Gallery Opening: Thursday

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May 28, 2014

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Antler Gallery in Portland Oregon is proud to present new works by Ajay Brainard and Nicomi Nix Turner this Thursday the 29th!  Nicomi's imagery draws heavily on the natural world and straddles the fine line between scientific natural history illustration and folkloric narrative drawing.  Ajay applies the traditional medium of oil painting to various surfaces and in this show around half of the pieces are done on various ephemera including antique sheet music and vintage record sleeves.
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EK Interview: Matthew Cusick

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May 26, 2014

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We interview Matthew Cusick  in the latest installment of our continuing collaboration with 5 Pieces Gallery. Matthew is an artist working primarily with maps, creating stunning collages of beautiful women, weaving highways, Americana iconography, and oceans.
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EK Interview: Jamie Vasta

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May 24, 2014

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Jamie Vasta will be bringing her amazing glitter art to the Empty Kingdom Summer Art Show.  Her work crosses renaissance fables with modern say subjects, creating entrancing work.  Check out her interview:
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