Welcome To My World

I am in a show opening this Friday at Portland’s 23 Sandy Gallery, WELCOME TO MY WORLD, along with other area artists Mary Bennett, Allison Bruns, Chandra Cerrito, Susan Collard, Anna & Leo Daedalus with Samuel Miller, Kerry Davis, Tamara English, Adrianne Feldstein & Sonja Sujo, Heidi Kirkpatrick, Laura LeHew, David Meeker, Bonnie Meltzer, Cynthia Nawalinski, Jim Neidhardt, Jane Schiffhauer, Joanna Thomas, Robert Tomlinson and Renee Zangara. I quote from the catalogue on the gallery website:

“A stellar list of area artists were invited to consider a similar, unusual, three-dimensional object as canvas—a vintage world globe. This invitational exhibition was conceived and co-curated by new-to-Portland artist, Robert Tomlinson and is co-curated and hosted by 23 Sandy Gallery. The artists were asked to transform, build, infuse, reduce or reinvent the globe using the expressive power of cartography, exploring the form of the globe to create a compelling new work of art.”

David Chelsea is listening to:
Unfamiliar Fishes
by Sarah Vowell

Although most of my fellow artists seem to have created new work for the exhibit, I just so happened to have a painting on a globe already completed, a view of my daughter Rebecca’s room in spherical perspective. And while many of the artists were inspired to make some kind of statement about global warming or genocide, I chose to regard the globe merely as a conveniently spherical painting surface with its own handy display stand.

I’ll be at the reception this Friday from 5 to 8pm. Be sure to stop by.

Previous blog post about Rebecca’s Room.

WELCOME TO MY WORLD catalogue page

Welcome to My World
December 2 – 31, 2011
23 Sandy Gallery • 623 NE 23rd Ave • Portland, Oregon •
Located 3 Doors North of Sandy Blvd on NE 23rd Ave. •
Artists reception on First Friday, December 2, 2011, 5:00-8:00 p.m.