Opens first Thursday August 2 | 6-9 pm
@ Grass Hut
400 NW Couch St,
Portland, OR 97209
showing till Aug. 31, 2012
Store Hours: 11am-7pm everyday
Keith Warren Greiman lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. Greiman’s paintings, prints and drawings focus on humans as conduits of the gritty, vibrant energy that propels our day to day living. His bright and animated images of real and supernatural beings depict life, captured in experience, being ascendant, melancholic and at all times wild.
Tim Gough has been working in Philadelphia as a designer/art director for various agencies and design firms for the past 8 years. His art is influenced by the screen printed process and mid century graphics. His work has been found in books, magazines, newspapers, and other ephemera nationwide and abroad. He frequently shows his drawings and screen prints in various galleries and shows.
The drawings of James Ulmer harmonize the naivety associated with memories of childhood picture making with sophisticated compositional choices and mark making decisions. Working primarily in black and white with occasional gray tones Ulmer’s drawings bring energy and life to the simple and commonplace. Rows of figures or objects (or hybrids of both) are turned into rich patterns created from the subtle differences of the repetitive shapes and the play between negative and positive space. In other works, depictions of new events are created from combinations of pieces from personal family photos, found images, and imagined doodles. Understated and simple, where success lies as much in restraint as in stroke, James Ulmer’s images engage in their familiarity and persist in their fun and originality. James currently is living in Brooklyn, New York.