EK Interview: Lauren Brevner

Lauren Brevner is an amazing artist who has traveled the world and learned a lot and brings all that and a bag of chips to the table. Her work draws from many sources to make and discuss incredibly important subjects from femininity and it’s place and meaning in current culture to tradition and art and…

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Tall Trees of Portland

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…

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The Definition of Art Part 1

— 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…

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EK Interview: Caleb Brown

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…

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EK Interview: Brin Levinson

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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EK Interview: Amanda Elizabeth Joseph

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: Denis Peterson Part 2

Denis Peterson’s work is soulful and gorgeous.  He depicts the humanity and dignity inherent to the human experience.  We are honored to say that one of his amazing pieces will be coming to the Empty Kingdom Summer Show. After reading his interview I spent the afternoon in the park talking to two homeless gentlemen and…

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