Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Berlin Dumpster Diving by Richard Schemmerer

Dumpster diving

What is history but a dumpster of our collective conscience. What is the past but the dumpster for our atrocities. What is yesterday but today on repeat button. Potsdamerplatz is now Sony center a movie house complex, A Rastafari teaches his son German a Turkish boy loves the spectacle of the candles in a catholic church a white blond girl lives as a wife of a Salafist. The West has found its Mitte so did the East both claim the same Story one as winner the other as loser. It all is called Berlin it all is everybody's dream landfill, the IT place to live out a vision of a multi-culti society with warts, scars and bandages but united by the will to survive as equal parts of the same equation. Berlin is not just a historical dumpster but also a human one with the discarded with the ne w born next to each other looking for ways to survive from the rubble rebuild and gentrified or otherwise left as reminders of a reality that some times or even most of the time takes its toll up front but for sure at the end of the journey.





Saturday, May 13, 2017

Y's at Nine Gallery at Blue Sky by Jerry Meyer

What's is an optical ILLUSION WHAT IS REAL WHAT IS A SYMBOL WHAT IS METHAPHOR WHAT IS A HOAX. We are daily confronted to decipher that which is presented to us by others as communication to inform us to encourage us but also to mislead us. In an age where truth has become irrelevant and message is king we are the stranded whale robbed of its natural habitat where the seen can be believed in. Welcome to the new age stop asking others why but start answering your own questions and built your own world around it.























Portfunia 03 -- The Cross

The Cross

by Richard Schemmerer

Portfunia is the cross we carry
is the road that splits the heart
is the place where lust and pain
exchange their spit into a glob
that make life's conundrums
easier to swallow like a mint
that has been laying unfinished
in ones trousers pockets and
is now refreshed by hard sucking
to cover the bad taste of yesterday
that still lingers after one to many
shallow wantings for a truer truth
that lets us laugh again against the tide
that pushes its worn out war slogans
along the air waves of our happiness
to conquer the last vestiges in us
in the pulsating veins of thoughts
that don't put us down into place
where we just seen us a demographic
to be bombarded with callus advertising
of a life style that doesn't suit
neither humanity nor the planet as a whole



Thursday, May 11, 2017

Portfunia 02 -- don't slang map my Comey



"Portfunia" upcycled sculpture by Richard Schemmerer


Okay lets give this a try and interact. Portfunia Unleashed is a page I started awhile ago but it never got of the ground. Maybe the time is now in the year of the impending end of good times. Portfunia is looking for the last remnants of the signs of the time the signs of "The Unleashed." As we are all herded around the daily fake news bowl and chow down what's served up piping shit hot we lost track of the creatively outrages inspiring uplifting works many are still engaging in or conspiring to do.

The Arts are being cut not just like in circumcised but basically chopped off like in Bobbitt of the Art body which is us.

Doing art is always an act of resistance to a system that is mostly enamored with control of mind body and our wallets.

This doesn't have to an act of cry baby but can empower what we wrongly term SOUL but is in actuality a part of our intellect that is always searching for ways to express itself.
If this channel is blocked by ourselves or others disease can manifest.

PORTFUNIA will go out on the streets of the world with Portland as its epicenter to keep this queer light alive in us.

WEIRD is good but it's not enough to be weird just for its own sake -- that is narcissism. What I am looking for is a PULSE that is collective in Nature.

A sorts of renaissance of our highest ideals and greatest hits of human potential.

Yes that's a lofty goal but we have been dumbed down so we have to make up ground. Art is the holy ground we can meet on and prosper together.
Art not for arts sake but art that has a budget that can be used to counter act the upheaval the future is presenting us with.

don't slang map my Comey
don't let the truth die within you


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Comey


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Christian Ureta at Blue Sky Gallery


Volviendo a la Tierra

by

Christian Ureta at Blue Sky Gallery

more info at

http://www.blueskygallery.org/exhibition/cristian-ureta/#1


What is your sweet space, your point of equilibrium? Have you ever considered the cost to provide you with that and which part of the worlds population and what earthly environments are impacted by that?
We love top consume at the lowest cost possible but it has huge costs on others we never meet or even think about.

This exhibit is a stark reminder that even the smallest items we use and discard daily have been produced by others who sacrifice their life force for that to happen.



































Monday, April 24, 2017

BUILD curated by Bruce Guenther at Elizabeth Leach Gallery


BUILD: Sculptural Ceramics
Curated by Bruce Guenther


Delicious vulgarity comes to mind when staring at these creature like sculpture. It's a little bit like sex , like watching sex frozen in a selfie, sex of plants that is. This exhibit is build around the inspirational oeuvre of Peter Voulkos so I gather but that is really not as important as the tangible delight these forms evoke in ones psyche. Like experimental excrements of our minds phantasy department we are forced to face our own standards of beauty and shelf our expectations as outdated modes manipulated by the cooperate beauty and taste factory. Just don't touch them but yes stare in wonder.

more info at
http://www.elizabethleach.com/Exhibits.cfm

Friday, April 21, 2017

Ervin Johnson at Blue Sky Gallery, Portland

In honor
by
Ervin Johnson at Blue Sky Gallery, Portland


The point of this title is that their is no honor to stand by or just buy a t-shirt that points out that all life matters because it is not understanding the issue. Racism lives on and is well, it is rising again as Politian's fan this fire once more to swing voters their way and to take more rights away from the others that become victims of the prison industrial complex if not straight forward killed.
It is difficult to find ones own voice in this debacle but silence is not what is needed at this moment I history.
The saying is still true first they came first them and we thought glad it's not us but then they came for us and them was already gone to help us.