Monday, June 06, 2011

Brand New Website and Blog Feed

Eugenie and I have been tirelessly updating, formating, coding, and collapsing all our art and design from the last 10 years into one behemoth site. Through this new website, we have combined the fine art, design, wood working, store and consulting into one user friendly website. Its a wordpress format we customized intensely. Thus, this blog will no longer be updated. Our new website is a Blog and Studio portfolio site. I'll be keeping this blog( up for about a year for archiving purposes.

In celebration of this new web launch, we are also offering 20% off all prints for the month of June. We have also printed the last 2 paper pieces as giclees from the "I Dream of" series that was debiuted in Tokyo, Japan in November 2010, and just last month, heavily featured in the most recent Hi•Fructose Magazine.

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& Enjoy our new site!!!

Blaine Fontana

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

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Open Studio Event in Portland,OR

If you live or find yourself in Portland, OR on Friday, June 11th, my building will be hosting an Open Studio event. Over 20 artists, designers, and crafts people will be opening their doors to the public for a night of art, wine, food and cheer. Located at the historic North Coast Seed Building and built in 1911, it has a wonderfully rich history. The original scales, freight elevator and old growth timber beams proliferate the units. If you are fan of local art, design and architecture I invite you to check out the other studios, and say hi.

more historical info on the seed building

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Arrested Motion Interview

the good folks at the famed arrested motion blog recently posted an interview on their site. trust me when i say, i revealed a lot of what's happened over the last 3 years, and provided in depth details about my recent body of work. thanks a bunch sven for presenting thorough, researched, and challenging questions.

arrested motion / blaine fontana

photo courtesy of arrested motion

Thursday, April 22, 2010

paint installation

what's this? who's that? where's he looking? you'll just have to come to my solo show this Saturday night at LeBasse Projects gallery in culver city. really looking forward to seeing everyone!!

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

LA solo show

"The Golden Record"
A Solo Show at Le Basse Projects Gallery
Featuring all new art by Blaine Fontana
April 24th - May28th
6023 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

patience is not a virtue, it's a sore neck and hand

As I mentioned before, I've used a lot of letraset materials in this new work. Point in case, I spent 5 hrs today doing this all by hand. Futura, Cooper black, pioneer fonts with dots.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

New moody pallette

Before I begin a new body of work, I'll develop a color family on the computer and later create the dozens of colors to keep a graphic color harmony with all the works based on those selected pantones. Looking at some of these jars reminds me how much my pallete has changed, darker, softer, and less saturated. I suppose it's an unconcious affect living in the NW for several years now.

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