~LONG LIVE THE EPHEMERAL
if you’re in PORTLAND, OREGON – its the last week to catch:
‘LONG LIVE THE EPHEMERAL’ – CURATED BY RYAN JACOB SMITH / AKA DJ HELLO SHIT
MARCH 5 – 28 2009
FONTANELLE GALLERY – 205 SW PINE ST. – PORTLAND – OREGON
HRS: WED-SAT 12-6PM
“FONTANELLE GALLERY presents ‘LONG LIVE THE EPHEMERAL’, an exhibition featuring prints, drawings, and paintings by renowned artists from all across the US who have created album artwork for punk and DIY bands.
“. . . The close-knit ‘Do It Yourself’ culture spawns creative relationships and friendships between bands, record labels, and artists while also fueling the fire to create other ventures – design companies, printing presses, cafes, and art galleries. A band member might not only play music, but also run the record label and create the art for the record. The importance of album art and the vinyl record is the visual archive it creates to record the history of the movement, proof that the ephemeral will live on.” – PRESS RELEASE
artists included in the show: MELINDA BECK, DEARRAINDROP, BRANDON EVANS, JORDAN ISIP, RICH JACOBS, ADAM JURESKO, ASHLEY MACOMBER, MARK McCOY, SAMMcPHEETERS, CHRISTOPHER NORRIS, BRIAN ROETTINGER, SERIPOP, DREW SPEZIALE and CHRIS TAYLOR.
Curator RYAN JACOB SMITH lives and works in Portland, OREGON. He graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California in 200l. He has exhibited his work in Brooklyn’s CINDERS GALLERY, among other venues. This is his first curatorial endeavor.