Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Komposition is a non-profit organization in Tokyo that provides legal walls for artists to paint. Below Bakibaki from Doppel is finishing his piece in Shibuya. They have walls all over. http://komposition.org/

Friday, December 19, 2008

MHAK is everywhere.

Mhak has been super busy. Dexi Diner installation.
Kickslab font.

Kickslab wall paint.

Levis 501 button covers.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Gallery Collection for December

We have some great work in our small gallery space this month.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


For most people rain means a gloomy day. Here in Portland, rain is a fact of life. It makes us who we are. Puddletown is a group show featuring a bunch of really great artists giving their take on rain. Opens at Compound Gallery Thursday December 4 at 7pm.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Caldera Art Auction

Last night was the Caldera art auction. Caldera is an organization in Portland that helps at risk youth through art programs. Caldera was founded by Dan Wieden from Wieden & Kennedy. I'm down with art helping kids. We donated two paintings to the auction. Big thanks to Mhak and Oeil for giving up the art for a good cause. Your karma is now at 110%. For more information go here.... http://www.calderaarts.org/

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

American Art

We vote by mail in Oregon. I have had my ballot for more than a week. I have filled it out, but have not sent it in. I just like to stare at it. It feels good to participate in history.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New Home from Weenie

Weenie made me a new home. The orange plane dropped goldfish into a bowl at my new house. The Obama sign is a nice touch.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Portland Night

Just back from Tokyo. Last night was first Thursday. We have three amazing artists in from Japan. Ina Takayuki, Kaz and Gakiya. It was tight getting everything up and ready. We just got back from Tokyo the morning before. Portland Night was amazing. I want to thank all of our friends who came out to support us. The good news........ We will be producing two Portland Nights in Tokyo next year. I am super excited to make this project grow and grow. The media surf crew were incredible hosts. The standouts were Kurosaki san and Matsui. The challenges of promoting and producing an art show in a foreign country are numerous. In the end it was more than worth it. I can't wait to do it again. Here are a few pics. I will update the compound website this weekend with all the photos. Check back.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

Tokyo Rose this Friday at Holocene

The Adidas Consortium group consists of elite boutiques around the world, and this year, Compound has proudly joined its ranks. Along with 22 other stores, Adidas tapped Compound to be a part of the “AZX Project”, and design our own version of the Adidas ZX model. With a choice of seventeen different ZX models as our palette, we chose to run with the ZX500. The result was a design inspired by the Portland culture we sleep, eat, and breath. Lasered roses represent Portland’s nickname, “the City of Roses”, and the insole of the shoe is a topography shot of downtown Portland with an arrow pinpointing Compound’s location in Old Town. The colors: scarlet, black, and white, pay homage to our beloved NBA team, the Portland Trailblazers. Denim fabric was chosen to reflect the casual lifestyle of Portlanders. Because the city of Portland is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, we chose to implement technical features on the shoe that not only achieve a great look, but also enhance the functionality of the shoe. The honey comb rip-stop material on the shoe, which resembles Compound’s signature logo, also provides lightweight durability and toughness. The 3M used on the back heel and Compound logo provides an added safety feature for trekking, running, and cycling around the city… activities which are part of everyday life here in the NW. With Compound’s version of the Adidas ZX500, we have created a simple, yet complex in attention-to-detail shoe that appeals to both the sneaker aficionado and the everyday person.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Dig Me Out 2008

We are so happy to have Dig Me Out back in Portland. Taniguchi san has sent us some great art. Come by this Thursday.

Ryuji Otani

Takeyoshi Misono

Monday, August 18, 2008

The Water House by Weenie

I received some awesome new art today. Weenie, the little girl of Chris from Compound, gave me this super cool piece. It's called "The Water House". The roof is made of glass, so you can see the stairs. The balcony is also made of glass. You can catch halibut and salmon only. It's my new favorite art.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Evan Harris Opening Night

Opening night for Evan Harris was amazing. One of the biggest crowds of the year. Only a few paintings remain. Evan is extremely talented. We are lucky to have artists of this caliber in the Northwest. A big thanks to everyone who came out. The Compound site will be updated tonight with pictures from the show and the art.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Death of a Decadent Shore

If your in Portland, come by Compound on Thursday night for Death of a Decadent Shore. This show features solo works by Evan B. Harris and wooden ships made by Evan's father. On opening night we will have a special musical performance by ...and the spell has been broken, featuring Rachel Blumberg & Alicia J. Rose.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Home again Home again

Tokyo was fantastic. Good art, apparel and friends. Made some new friends and launched my collaboration jewelry line with Suspereal in Shibuya.

A special thank you to the Tsuji family for an amazing dinner and great conversation.


Saturday, July 26, 2008

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Monday, July 21, 2008

Hot Hot Hot Tokyo

Tokyo is super hot. Just a picture post for now.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Super Opening for Ready Set Go

Thursdays opening was damn good. It's always great when you have a small group show and everyone gets some action. Each artist has their unique style and they mixed well with the Portland crowd. We were real happy that Tatiana Krasovski came up from LA for the show. The Compound website will be updated later tonight with show photos. The virtual tour will be updated mid week. Here are a couple photos from the show.

Beth, Tatiana, Aya and Candice on opening night.

On a side note...... I was discussing this show with another art person in Portland recently. He thought the idea of an all female show was bad. He also thought it was sexist. I explained that the show was not planned as an all female show. I had recently worked with all of these artists and admire each of their works greatly. It was natural to pick my favorites for a summer show. This indicates my personal taste at this time. That's the big secret of how I schedule shows at Compound. I PICK ART THAT I LOVE! I am not trying to impress or gain fame for the gallery by only choosing "famous" artists. I love the idea of supporting the unknown and providing them with a forum to grow. It's about the art. So far it seems to be pretty damn successful. And then I think to myself......... so what if it's an all female show or an all male show or an all Japanese show or any combination............. It's just a big fun experiment. If I like it, I hang it.