Saturday, August 8, 2009

August First Thursday: Scion Installation 5 Art Tour

Scion’s Installation 5 Art Tour, which will benefit Creative Capital, arrives in Portland, OR in August. The opening reception will take place Thursday, August 6th from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. at three adjacent galleries: IGLOO GALLERY, ON GALLERY, and VIRTUOSO STUDIOS. The galleries are all located in Chinatown, 323 -325 NW 6th, Portland, OR 97209 (between Everett and Flanders), and the event takes place on the popular First Thursday.

The fifth installment of Scion’s Installation Art Tour was launched in October 2008. The program is designed to give exposure to both established and emerging artists.
Installation 5: Self Portraits highlights a diverse array of artists from around the world and will visit nine cities in total including Miami, New York, Portland, Minneapolis, San Jose, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. The tour features new markets Phoenix and Detroit, where the show kicked off.

For Installation 5 each artist was asked to create his or her literal, or non-literal interpretation of the theme 'Self-Portraits'. Video art will be included for the first time in the tour’s five-year history, alongside painting and photography. Artists on
the tour include: AJ Fosik (3-D painting), Alex Hornest (painting), Andrew Schoultz (painting), Angela Boatwright (photography), Asylm (painting), Blek le Rat (painting), Christina M. Felice (photography), Codak (painting), David Choe (video art), David O’Brien (painting), Edwin Ushiro (painting), El Yem (video art), Eriberto Oriol (photography), Eye One (photography), Francesco LoCastro (painting), French (painting), Ian Lynam (video art), J. Shea (painting), Jamel Shabazz (photography), Jeff Soto (painting), Kelsey Brookes (painting), Kofie (painting), Lisa Alisa (painting), Logan Hicks (photography), Mark Mothersbaugh (rug), Nicholas Harper (painting), Patrick Martinez (painting), Peter Beste (photography), Peter Glover (video art), RETNA (photography), Rick Rodney (photography), Rob Abeyta Jr. (painting), Ron English (painting), Saber (photography), Sage Vaughn (painting), Skypage (painting), Something In The Universe (video art) Souther Salazar (painting), Stormie Mills (painting), Tessar Lo (painting), Todd Tourso (painting), Too Tall Jahmal (photography), Usugrow (painting), Will Barras (painting), and Yoskay Yamamoto (painting).

The final tour stop will be at Scion’s own 4,200 square foot Installation L.A. gallery space where all artwork will be auctioned off to the public, and 100 percent of the proceeds will go toward Creative Capital. The goal of Creative Capital is to create an artistic home and supportive community to nurture some of the country’s most extraordinary artistic creators and to help provide the skills and confidence for these artists to realize their most ambitious dreams. As the premiere national artist support organization, Creative Capital is committed to the principal that time and advisory services are as crucial to artistic success as funding. “Creative Capital is honored to have been selected to be part of Scion’s Installation Five art tour,” said Ruby Lerner, president of Creative Capital. “We are so pleased to partner with an organization that recognizes the critical importance of supporting individual artists and helping to bring the next generation of artists forward. We look forward to joining Scion as Installation Five continues its tour and shares these exciting projects with audiences across the country.” For more info:

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