Posts Tagged ‘Upper Playground’

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.





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:


ARYZ “Style is the Limit” Solo Art Show – San Francisco, CA – April 19th, 2013

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

A Counterpoint to the term “Sky’s the Limit”, referring to the idea that it’s always possible to Work beyond boundaries. The statement “Style is the Limit‘l addresses the need for an artist to recognize that boundaries and limitations exist in any chosen art form and that artists need to have boundaries in order to develop a style. Aryz argues that in reality, artists are subject to the boundaries implicit in their chosen technique and that these boundaries are the critical factor informing the way that their style and it’s individuality, is perceived by the viewer.


Aryz [pronounced ar-eez] is a young artist hailing from Barcelona, Spain, where he moved from Palo Alto, California, when he was a Child. He has achieved Widespread acclaim in recent years, due in part to his artwork being featured on Aesop Rock’s recent album “Skelethon” and a recent January 2013 Cover and editorial featured in Juxtapoz magazine.

Perhaps most astonishing of all, a string of stunning large-scale Contemporary murals across Europe, South America and North America. Aryz has been regarded by some as a transformative figure in Contemporary muralism, an artist who has taken the ideals of heavy metal illustration and a legacy of European street art and Combined them into a completely new and unique form 0f public art. He returns to the Bay Area, the place where it all started, for his highly anticipated sequel time Showing at FIFTY24SF GALLERY.

LOCATION: FIFTY24SF Gallery,218 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94117
WHEN: April 19th at 7PM
free admittance