THEO ELLSWORTH SOLO EXHIBITION
JULY 28 – AUGUST 15, 2012
RECEPTION: SATURDAY, JULY 28, 6:30-10PM
Theo Ellsworth draws obsessively detailed drawings and self-publishes comics, mini comics, and zines about imaginary people and places. The cosmic imagery, subtle geometry, and implied animism in his works recall the epic, heroic, and odd imagery of Jean “Moebius” Girard, Mayan ruins, and the Nazca lines, filtered through the jam-packed and often psychedelic lens of underground comix from the ’70s. (Ellsworth’s first “real” book, Capacity, was weird, wordy, and wonderful, and published by Secret Acres in 2008.) Taking part in art shows affords the Portland, OR-based artist opportunities to experiment with color, explore larger frames, and let his imagination fly–or spelunk or dive, depending on his mood. >>
RISOGRAPH PRINTING WORKSHOP II
SUNDAY, JULY 29, 1-6PM
If you don’t know what Risograph is, here’s your chance. The fine folks at Never Press will bring their Risograph machine for you to try. Basically Risograph looks like a photocopier, but it’s not. It’s more akin to a silkscreen press since it runs like a printing press – complete with plate and ink (not toner). They will change the inks so you can layer multiple colors as well. Suggested donations of $3, but if you want to print more, you can do that too. >>
THE TRADING TORTOISE
SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2-5PM
1. Bring us something special that you’re willing to trade.
2. Fill out a tag (we will have them out near the Tortoise) with your name, location, and as much info about your trade as possible (leave the number blank).
3. Sit down and trade with us! Tell us about your object you brought: where did you find it? did you make it? what’s the story behind it? We will present a few different options for you to choose from. We will do our best to connect you with something we think you might appreciate. (If you decide you would rather keep the item you brought, that is always totally OK too)
4. Track your trade online. We will assign a number to your item that will allow you to see where it eventually finds its new home. >>