Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Nicola López at Elizabeth Leach gallery, Portland


Nicola López

FORECASTING an IMPOSSIBLY POSSIBLE TOMORROW

more info at


http://www.elizabethleach.com/Exhibit_Detail.cfm?ShowsID=271


Art & Architecture as a mind orgasm induced by gridded lines that lead us into a place of over stimulation leading to place of happiness. Perspectives bubble to the surface of the consciousness like oxygen out of a pond of creative algae in overdrive. If you build it they will come to gawk. This show is a show stopper breath taking and a fresh breath all at once.





































"Human interventions" conceptual photography by Richard Schemmerer









"Human Interventions" conceptual photography by Richard Schemmerer

For crying out loud who are we these specks hardly worth mentioning in the grant scale of the universal ueber reproduction machine.we take for granted that we have a purpose in the scheme of things and with this almost super power of self indulgence we maneuver through life as it was custom designed just for us.

Everything we observe inspires in us the need to change it and in the process to make it ours either in real time or on some abstract level. Maybe it is insecurity that motivates us to constantly proof our security our superiority our creativity or any other superlative.

We manage to be managers of our egos but mostly we are managed by our ego which has the uncanny ability to absorb the world as if it was minute.

We have decorated the world for the good or the worst of it. We have seeded it with life and paved it with death. Maybe its time to do some house cleaning inside of ourselves. We need a human intervention on a humanitarian scale.

















































Sunday, August 24, 2014

"View Finder" by Richard Schemmerer

"View Finder"


New photography

by Richard Schemmerer


This series deals with the art of seeing more than there is.
The eye is trained to transmit data but the brain decides what it sees according to parental preprograming.

In the case of abstract photography all planes of our intellectual vaculties are engaged. information is transmitted but is open to fresh interpretation engaing the subconscious at a hightend rate while frustrating out logical faculties at the same time

Each person sees soemthing different with different or multible meanings.
That is what keeps us coming back to the abstract like a doggy that is waiting to get its treat once it performs the trick correctly. In our case once we solve to riddle to our satisfaction we can move on otherwise we are stuck in a loop of frustration.



























copyright Richard Schemmerer

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Sound Cloud "air walk" by Richard Schemmerer






"a drone is just a drone is just a drone is just a drone.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................


https://soundcloud.com/launchitnow/air-walk

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documentation of my performance of air walk at PNCA in honor of John Cage Centennial

sounds by a belt sander and various other deconstructed instruments with back round voices by multiple presenters and other




Friday, August 22, 2014

Interview with artist Matthew Dennison









Interview with Matthew Dennison


What is your artistic back round?

I have been drawing and painting since I was a child. I have painted in oils since age 12. I went to the Museum Art School for 4 months when I was 18.



How has art changed the path of your life?

It has drawn me into the value of time. I see a lack of art that permeates our society, the lack of critical thinking. It is this lack of art that drives me to create. This is my path.



How would you describe your art and what inspires you?

I would describe my art as a visual language. A vehicle to create and establish visual memory and a pathway to saturate abstract thought into a visual dialog. I am inspired by the world around me and the environment that holds it together or doesn't.



What worth do you give predestination?

Predestination surmises that we are here for a reason. I believe we have this moment and we must be a part of it. Creating things allows this to happen for me.



On what do you orient yourself?

I orient myself to being a part of the human race that is connected to the other things on earth...and that we honor all living things. I think that the separation of cultures is what is destroying the earth. I think we should give back what culture has taken. The separation of culture is celebrated.





What is your motivation to share your art?

To communicate what I experience and to share another way of seeing. To explore critical thinking and create new ideas and dialog....to create new pathways.


What is funny to you?
Irony is funny. Turning what we do sideways. Absurdity.



Who is hiding behind the artist persona?

More longing...Some one who wants to find others who share deep thought. This hides inside me.






What pet peeves do you have?

I dislike a lack of order and connectivity. A culture of chaos and entitlement. ...elitism. When enough people do nothing.



You have a book A Current History of Encroachment, what is it about and what does the title revere too?

It is about the human race neglecting to understand our connection to living things....the lack of interest in protecting the planet. We must understand that we are interconnected to what we do and our intentions have consequences.



What do you think about Portland as a creative hub?

Portland is a beautiful place and possess a higher sense of connectivity to the environment. People who travel here say this. I live and feel it.






Art, could you live without it?


No ..I could not.



If you could interview yourself which final question would you ask yourself?

How can art make one think differently.



What knowledge did you draw from previous artists?

That there is beauty in imperfection. Art sponges from exodus and art possesses memory. That some times by pulling away we get closer inside the stem.



If you could have been any famous artist whose life would you want to try on?

After seeing his film, Gerhard Richter.







What can we expect for your upcoming show art Froelick gallery?

I continue to explore another way of making words into paintings with Physical verse. ..and peel away placelessness.



more info at

http://www.matthewdennison.com/matthewd/Home.html


http://www.froelickgallery.com/Artist-Detail.cfm?ArtistsID=233



Thursday, August 21, 2014

Incident energy performance by Jim McGinn

incident energy




"Mind map " by Richard Schemmerer

"Mind Mapping"

dyptich, painting by Richard Schemmerer

























Mind map

great but not great enough
repeat after yourself
not enough but almost
maybe soon or later
or sooner or later
making a u turn of thoughts
when the mind has learned
to read Gods map
left behind for
the future human
with your name on it