Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Elroy Artspace Gallery to Feature Mid-Century Modern Inspired Art in “Dreams of Eames” Group Show During April’s First Thursday Artwalk


Media Contact:  Joe Staskerz, Owner, Elroy Art Agency,
(503) 609-0503 

(download the entire 'Dreams of Eames' group show at Elroy Artspace Press Release here)

Elroy Artspace Gallery to Feature Mid-Century Modern Inspired Art in “Dreams of Eames” Group Show During April’s First Thursday Artwalk

Portland, OR – March 19th, 2010:  The return of Spring brings with it the 
shows of Elroy Artspace gallery in the city’s Pearl District.  Elroy’s 2010 
season of First Thursday art exhibitions kicks-off on April 1st with “Dreams of 
Eames”, a tribute to the design master in a group show of Mid-Century inspired 
art.  The art for this show is exemplifies the palette, technique or subject matter 
relating to the period, and to Eames’ own design tenets.
Charles Eames turned his curiosity and enthusiasm into creations that established 

a whole new look in design.  He achieved his monumental success by responding 
to the questions: Does it interest and intrigue? Can be made better? Will I have 
"serious fun" doing it?  "The details are not details," said Charles. "They make the 
product."  Lean and modern.  Playful and suited to the space.  Clean and beautifully 
simple.  That was and is the ‘Eames look’ which the “Dreams of Eames” exhibition 
pays homage. 

The Artists:

El Gato Gomez is the show-name of CZM, a Pittsburgh-based artist with a mad 

passion for mid-century modern design. Her work is a caricature of the modern 
design revolution, and from the premise of encouraging playfulness and wild 
creativity while maintaining the dignity of form and balance.  Vintage cartoons and 
advertising graphics and modern furniture design serve as catalysts to her creative 
process.  CZM has shown in galleries in North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

Joel Pirela is a graphic and custom knife designer from Miami, FL, who translates

mid-century modern furniture, architecture and important figures of the 1950's 
into basic graphic forms to communicate a message where the lines and colors 
speak loudly.  His first Mod graphic was borne of the desire for his daughter to 
learn the names of the designers who he and his wife love so much, so they 
created “The Alphabet of Modern Design” as a teaching tool.

George Perrou’s art is inspired by mid-century animation, and gives nods to Miro, 

Kandinsky and Calder. Perrou's is a style all his own, painting colorful abstractions 
of reality onto the canvas using retro and modern colors in acrylic.  George lives 
and paints in the creative epicenter of Portland, Oregon.

Elroy Artspace is a gallery whose mission is to enhance the human experience by 

introducing fine, fun art to design professionals and others concerned with bringing 
color and beauty into the home and workspace.  (www.ElroyArt.com) 

For Media inquiries, additional information regarding Elroy Artspace, Elroy Art Agency 

or George Perrou artwork sales and leasing, please contact: Elroy Art Agency: 
info@ElroyArt.com (503) 609-0503.


Monday, March 22, 2010

Naked Winery Announces Premier of “All Night” Exhibition by Myah Bailey with music by Area54


Media Contact: Joe Staskerz, Owner, Elroy Art Agency

Naked Winery Announces Premier of “All Night” Exhibition 
 by Myah Bailey with music by Area54

(download the Bailey "All Night" show with Area54 at Naked Winery Press Release here)

Hood RIver, OR – March 19th, 2010: Naked Winery announces it is featuring “All
Night”, an exhibition of new works by painter Myah Bailey, with a show opening
reception party featuring the music of Area54 on Saturday, March 27th beginning
at 6:30 in their winery tasting room at 102 2nd Street in Hood River, OR.

Come along with Myah Bailey on a journey into the adventure and magic of anight out
on the town, with all the unknown turn of events and encounters,captured in acrylic paint.

Baileyʼs “All Night” show was created specifically for the Naked Wine tasting room
venue. “The Naked Winery Tasting Room itself was the inspiration for this series,”
says Bailey “the owners have created a fun and sexy atmosphere and aesthetic for
the nightly experience, and I wanted with the paintings to accentuate this vibe.”

The “All Night” opening reception will be on Saturday, March 27th at Naked Winery,
beginning at 6:30. The reception will be fueled by the music of Area54 (www.area54.fm)
which is the #1 rated ʻChillʼ radio show in America. Your hosts Tim and Mike are
moving their regular ʻLast Fridayʼ at Naked to spin with Myah! You can listen to
Area54 at midnight on KNRK/94.7fm in Portland 7 days a week.

Myah Bailey is an artist living and working in the creative epicenter of Portland,
Oregon.  Born and raised in Connecticut, Bailey received a BFA from Eastern
Michigan University.  She is a curator and the owner of Benjamin|Benjamin Gallery
in Hood River, OR.

Naked Winery rebuffs ʻpecksnifferyʼ and believes wine should be romantic and fun.
(www.NakedWinery.com) Address: 102 2nd Street, Hood River, OR - (541) 386-3700

Benjamin | Benjamin is a gallery in Hood River, Oregon, currently showing Erin
Nations from Portland. Visit the gallery for opening reception of “Never Before Seen”
on April 2nd: 114 3rd St., Hood River, 97031 (541) 400-8457 (www.BenjaminBenjamin.com).

Elroy Art Agency is a boutique agency whose raison d'être is creating brand identities
and promoting the visibility of artists and the venues that sell their work. Visit Elroy
Artspace at 1730 NW Lovejoy, Portland, OR, 97209 (www.ElroyArt.com).

For Media inquiries, clarification or additional information regarding the information on
this Press Release, please contact: Joe Staskerz, Owner, Elroy Art Agency -
Joe@ElroyArt.com (503) 609-0503.



Followup to Kelly Neidig's “Introductions 2010” Group Show at Seattle Art Museum (SAM) Gallery

Followup to Kelly Neidig's “Introductions 2010” Group Show at Seattle Art Museum (SAM) Gallery

...under a cloudless sky, Seattle shined a light on the SAM Gallery 'Introductions 2010' group show of newly-acquired artists! The line-up for this show is impressive, to say the least.  To read the full Story, please click here...


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