Wednesday, June 13, 2007

PONSHOP in Portland

Portland, Oregon is a really great city. Scarlett described it best as a "Kinder, Cleaner, and Gentler Brooklyn." Below are some photos from our trip. To view more pics from our art show, click here.
A special shout out goes to our hosts and The Life Gallery owners, Damon Ayers and Tessie Word. They, of course, showed us a great time in Portland and we had a blast with their friends...

some snapshots right before the gallery opened...

Scarlett's helmet series enthralled everyone

Everett Station Lofts early on the first Thursday Art OpeningsArtist Keith Rosson in front of the galleryCool old signage downtown
Voodoo Doughnuts to finish off the night
Glenhaven Skatepark is 20 yards from a high schoolNewberg Skatepark (above and below)
Portland has a lot of bikers
....and thus a lot of bikes

Diego loved the kids' park in Old Town
Skateboard antics in the gallery
Scarlett and Diego at the riverside carnival

Double Trouble
Street StickersTessie and Damon
Portland construction is booming...check the cantelever.
Green Building: Eco Roof
One of many bridges in Portland

Sunday, June 10, 2007

"New History" Art Show: June 7th-30th

Scarlett, Diego and I just returned from our Portland trip and, while the iron is still hot, I figure I'd drop some more pics of work from the show. Below is the text introducing "New History" on exhibit at The Life Gallery in Portland Oregon until June 30th. Enjoy!

“New History” is a celebration of myth, legend, and artifact. Artists Scarlett Suhy-Pons and Gabriel Pons drew inspiration from their travels around the world to places such as Morocco, Greece, Rome, and Spain. Both artists used historic precedents as a means of initiating their work, yet integrate their own contemporary style to reinterpret the material into new forms.

Serpent Helmet, Ceramic Bronze Glaze, approx 10.5" diam
PONSHOP Tower, Ceramic Ultra Marine Blue Glaze, 12"x12"MONO Lion (Black) Detail, Spray Paint on Skateboard Deck, 8.0" x 31.75"MONO Lion (Orange) Detail, Spray Paint on Skateboard Deck, 7.5" x31.75"
MONO Girl Detail, Spray Paint on Skateboard Deck, 8.5" x32"MONO Queen Detail, Spray Paint on Skateboard Deck, 8.5" x32"Face of the City, Acrylic and Spray Paint on Canvas, 12"x12"Yes...The Rhythm The Rebel, Acrylic and Spray Paint on Canvas, 12"x12"
My Baby Wants to Rock and Roll (Banner), Acrylic and Spray Paint on Canvas, 30"x32"City Sentinels, Collage, Pencil, Acrylic on Paper, 29"x21" Medusa Skateboard DecksOedipus Edifice, Acrylic and Spray Paint on Canvas, 12"x12"Tangier Dream, Ceramic Ultra Marine Blue Glaze, 12"x12"Small Town Dream, Ceramic Sesame Black Glaze, 12"x12"Port City #1, Acrylic and Spray Paint on Canvas, 12"x12"Port City #2, Acrylic and Spray Paint on Canvas, 12"x12"Igloo Vases (small,medium,large) , Ceramic Temokku GlazeBook IV page 169, Digital Print, 11"x14"Book IV page 175, Digital Print, 11"x14"
Book IV page 275, Digital Print, 11"x14"

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Off To Portland......

It's now 1:00 am on Saturday June 2nd. I've got way too many things to do before we head up to DC later today, but I promised that I'd post some pics of the work that's now headed out to The Life Gallery in Portland, Oregon - so here we go...
New Nefertiti, acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 33"x48"Antigone, mixed media on canvas, 12"x12"
Trojan Horse, mixed media on canvas, 12"x12'
Scarlett's LampsTrojan Helmet (front)Hindu Helmet (front)Hindu Helmet (side)
Kalahara Helmet (front)