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.