Posts Tagged ‘PDX’

INSIDE OUT – Invoice Magazine Release

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Invoice Pdx Zine.

This Thursday, June 2nd–
Last Bus Club Clothing, Invoice PDX and Compound Gallery are hosting a one of a kind art show in celebration of the premier of Portland’s first official graffiti and lifestyle magazine, INVOICE Vol.1; featuring over fifty West Coast artists displayed in a way to represent the content featured in the publication.

In addition it will be your first chance to get your hands on the 150+ page magazine, composed entirely by Invoice PDX.

Invoice Pdx Zine.

Order a copy here.

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FUNERAL, DETHBED – Portland, OR

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

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Photographer: L. Herrada-Rios

MTE, SHUCKS – Portland, OR

Friday, April 24th, 2015

mte-shucksPhotographer: Mata-Hush

Interview with THE LOST CAUSE

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

(The following is a conversation between Asker and The Lost Cause.)

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(Photo Credit: PSSA)

The Lost Cause, a.k.a “T-L-C”, started as a graffiti writer and consistently built up a body of work transitioning into characters, stickers and technicolor murals. Noted is his “Winston the Whale” character, who appears in multiple variations on stickers, t-shirts and the naughty list of local street sign scrapers. Recently, TLC’s work has taken an interesting turn as his characters have become more ornate and complex, appearing in cities across continents.

I first met The Lost Cause in a small paint jam in Portland. He had an immediate enthusiasm and an infectious sense of humor. We had been talking for a while about doing an interview and it finally happened when he started working on a project outside the house I was staying at that day. After a surprise wake up call (TLC turning on all the lights to the basement) I stumbled outside into the summer heat of 2014 and hit the record button.

Asker: This is Asker 3 Dots the Third, sitting here with The Lost Cause. I’m looking for something to eat, I’m pretty hungry, TLC woke me up at 11:11.

TLC: Good morning.

Asker: Now we’re sitting here, TLC’s painting a car.

TLC: I hate it, it’s covered with spiders.

Do you have arachnophobia?

Asker: No, actually I like spiders I think their great.

Wait, are you eating something?

TLC: Yeah, I’m eating a tuna sandwich.

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(Photo Credit: TLC)

Asker: Can I try some?

TLC: You want this other half?

Asker: I’ll just eat a bite. (chews sandwich, starts coughing)

TLC: (Laughs)… what’s wrong with it?

Asker: This is gross, I want some waffles.

So, how long you been working on this style? I feel like the stuff you’ve been working on now is different than the original work you were doing on the streets. There’s more patterns, there’s more of a resonance.

TLC: What does that mean, resonance?

Asker: Resonance is like…

TLC: I have a limited vocabulary.

Asker: Sometimes I make up words, sometimes I use words and then I’m like “wait, is that the right use of this word…”

TLC: I used to use the phrase “affirmative action” because I thought it just meant to do something.

Asker: That’s like when you’re a minority and they put you into school because they’re trying to fit a quota.

TLC: Right I learned that afterward. But before I just thought affirmative action meant “we need to do this”, so I would be hanging out with friends and I’d say “we need to take affirmative action!”

Asker: (laughs)

I’m gonna start saying that.

TLC: Don’t, it’s risky business

Asker: So what projects are you looking forward to lately?

TLC: Forest For the Trees.

Asker: What’s going on with that?

TLC: A bunch of people coming into town and painting walls. Get to hang out with NoseGo and Curiot. Get to meet all these people, I’m stoked.

Asker: Have you painted for other mural festivals before ?

TLC: Nope, this is the first one.

Asker: Whoah!!!

TLC: Yeah brah. Oh snap!

Asker: I mean it’s not like mural festivals happen all the time in Portland either.

TLC: Yeah, this is the second one for Forest For the Trees.

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(Photo Credit: PSSA)

Asker: What would you think if I did this?

(takes spray can and paints line across arm)

TLC: Ahhhh, why’d you do that… you want me to do your whole body? I could do a series of nipples running all the way down.

Asker: How long do you think it would take to wash off?

TLC: Well there’s that solvent downstairs, should only take 30 seconds.

Asker: Solvent!? That stuff’s wicked…

TLC: Yeah, I use it on my hands sometimes. That’s probably why I got teeth falling out of my head.

Asker: Yeah, maybe I shouldn’t have done that.

TLC: I got a wicked gum disease going on and I’m pretty sure it’s from licking my brushes after using mineral spirits.

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GATS (PTV) – Portland, OR

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

GATS PTV Graffiti.

KIRO, DRIF – Portland, OR

Friday, November 14th, 2014

kiroPhotographer: Mata-Hush

BONUS (VTS) PUFER (IBD) – Portland, ORE

Friday, October 31st, 2014

bonuspuferPhotographer: Mata-Hush

TWIT (UPS) – Portland, OR

Friday, October 24th, 2014

twitupsPhotographer: Mata-Hush

N.O. Bonzo – Portland, OR

Friday, October 17th, 2014

bonzoPhotographer: Mata-Hush

CANNON DILL, BRETT FLANIGAN – Portland, OR

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

ASHLEY MONTAGUE – Portland, OR

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

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Photographer: GnarPony / GnarPony.com

CHANT (kyt, dtc) Portland, OR

Friday, September 19th, 2014

chantPhotographer: Mata-hush

BRANE (BYK), CLOCK (PCN) – Portland, OR

Friday, August 8th, 2014

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Photographer: Mata-Hush

N.O. BONZO’s “DrownTown” Art Opening Recap – Portland, OR

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Photography Courtesy Of: Anton Legoo, of Portland Street Art Alliance

Drowntown (Love Letters From a Degenerate) opened May 1st, 2014 at Upper Playground Portland with new and select works from artist N.O. Bonzo The show features paintings and traditional printmaking techniques incorporating post industrial pigments of rust and oxidized copper. Echoing the artists outdoor installation aesthetic, blight and decay create the backdrop for strong archetypal female figures and narratives.

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The show coincided with the release of her book DrownTown,
collecting select works from 2012 and 2013, and documenting a narrative and visual exploration of personal themes: mental illness; gender identity; and suicide in Portland, Oregon. Incorporating metal leaf and hand mixed inks, the artist’s large-scale, hand painted installations populate the city’s riverfront and bridges. DrownTown is a collection of illustrated love letters from a degenerate and stretched across an urban landscape.

Opened May 1st and runs until June 1st, 2014.

At Upper Playground Portland: www.Fifty24PDXgallery.com

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N.O.BONZO’s “DrownTown” Art Show and Book Release – TONIGHT! – Portland, OR

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Drowntown opens May 1st, at Upper Playground Portland with new and select works from artist N.O. Bonzo The show will feature paintings and traditional printmaking techniques incorporating post industrial pigments of rust and oxidized copper. Echoing the artists outdoor installation aesthetic, blight and decay create the backdrop for strong archetypal female figures and narratives.

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The show coincides with the release of her book DrownTown,
collecting select works from 2012 and 2013, and documenting a narrative and visual exploration of personal themes: mental illness; gender identity; and suicide in Portland, Oregon. Incorporating metal leaf and hand mixed inks, the artist’s large-scale, hand painted installations populate the city’s riverfront and bridges. DrownTown is a collection of illustrated love letters from a degenerate and stretched across an urban landscape.

Opens May 1st at 6pm and runs until June 1st, 2014.

At Upper Playground Portland: www.Fifty24PDXgallery.com