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Media Contact: Joe Staskerz, Owner, Elroy Art Agency,
(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
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.