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Statement

Marking a return to painting and drawing where his journey as an artist began, this exhibition of J. D. Perkin is entirely comprised of 2-dimensional work.

Press Release

These constructions are an unusual combination of drawing, screen printing, and painting. Figures are composed of screen printed everyday imagery such as tools, flowers, birds and architectural references, creating unexpected narratives. Contemporary themes such as political anxiety and environmental catastrophe, mixed with joy and hope are treated with humor and irony. While some of the work can …

These constructions are an unusual combination of drawing, screen printing, and painting. Figures are composed of screen printed everyday imagery such as tools, flowers, birds and architectural references, creating unexpected narratives. Contemporary themes such as political anxiety and environmental catastrophe, mixed with joy and hope are treated with humor and irony. While some of the work can be considered self-portraits, many of the figures are not depictions of specific people but are built from a variety of sources.

Perkin creates figurative ceramic and mixed media sculpture, inspired …

Location

805 NW 21st Avenue
Portland, OR, US