Thursday, June 24, 2010

"Mental Dilemma Dinner Party" - 12' x 5' installation

Last Saturday I had an opening at the Compound Gallery here in Portland, OR. It featured a 12' x 5' piece made of 60 12" x 12" individual ones. The backgrounds were all new designs I created and burnt onto silk screens, painted them over, then sanded out the layers. Conceptually this about my psyche and techniques represented in fragmented realities.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Art Opening/Print Release/Watch Release Event at Compound Gallery


"ALL OF ME IN PIECES":The Artwork of Blaine Fontana
Saturday June 19th 2010 @ 7:00pm | Curated by Matt Wagner

Art opening that will feature a new 11' x 5' piece composed of 55 individual boards. Two new hand pulled & hand finished screen prints will be available at the opening first. Lastly, the release of my Vannen Ltd. Edition Watch. A free giclee print is being offered to the first 6 people who purchase the watch.

Looking forward to seeing everybody!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Photos from Open studio event

Last Friday night, we hosted along with over a dozen other studios in the building, an open house event. It seemed like well over 300 people came through that evening. In a rare opportunity to open my doors to the public, it was surreal as much as it was a pleasure to meet numerous fans, and guests. A "good time: band of 10 even rocked the entire night right down the hall from us. Dj's, kegs, wine, art and performance was brimming all around the building.

the early crowd

i live for these little moments

"and a dash of humanity compliments your pizza painting"

with my neighbor, friend, and fellow talented artist in front of his installation in his studio, Zach Johnsen

my buddy and apprentice Noah Thorne

studio mate Tatina Wills of famed Heroes & Villains and Matt the curator from Compound Gallery

we had a projector on deck showing random projects from all four of us all night

it was a beutiful evening in Portland. the view from our office window

sophie, the elevator ambassador was on hand all night

with out her, i'd be lost