This exhibit, the artists offers up his acrylic and scribble paintings/drawings. The work touches on our sense of connection through our own self acceptance. People tend to disconnect when emotions bare their ugly head in our daily lives, this artist embraces that and turns it on
What do you think when you look in the mirror? Is it a familiar friend or a stranger? How does it reflect back to you? Do you see something in the mirror that speaks louder than any words you have heard before? Do you feel something uncomfortable? What does it mean to be in this moment? Will you be okay? Will I be okay? Will we ever come to know? Will we transcend these questions or succumb to the noise? Imagine looking at yourself in the mirror, without all the distractions, without an illusive wall… Walls blank, clouds engulf the sky, a constant white noise... You look, you tremble, too afraid to see, too afraid to touch, too afraid to listen. You look up, you are part of this, you are what you are seeing, you are present, if only for a moment; this moment. You look up, you're running away, afraid to stand with the reflection, afraid that it might be too close. The further you run, the closer it becomes. It is inescapable. It is a part of you. It is part of us… It is profoundly and inescapably us... We will always find ourselves trying to run, only to find all that we are is all that we need. Kenneth Saylor is the co-owner of Basic Space Gallery and is an emerging artist in the Portland art scene. He has adopted a method of drawing that incorporates scribbles to compose imagery. He uses no single line in any of the works. The BSG Represented Artists will also be displaying their works.