The Pony Club Gallery is proud to present "The Invisible Alliance", a solo show by local artist and Pony Club Gallery member Erin McCarty. This series of gouache paintings ponders the existance of invisible guardians and their role in human creativity, fulfillment, happiness, and ambition. These "helping hands" come to us in the form of angels, or even demons, who guide the individual towards a life of noble, beneficial pursuits. These beings slip quietly into our lives to provide assistance in our need to give form and structure to ideas not yet in fruition. More often than not, they are the little nagging voice that urges us to take action and cease to be idle when it comes to shaping our lives.
It comes down to a choice that must be made in life to aspire towards creativity and self improvement or an existence of destructiveness. Our invisible allies are waiting to assist us if we so choose, our invisible foes wait to devour us in doubt if we don't.
OPENS Thursday June 6th 6-10-pm at Pony Club Gallery
625 NW Everett St #105 Portland, OR 97209
We are excited to once again exhibit at this year's ever-growing event, the Stumptown Comics Fest! At Booth Q5, each of our members will have merchandise, including: art by Amy Kuttab & Erin McCarty; Keith Carter will lots of animal art and a new zine, Jennifer Parks will be repping her series Lone Wolf, Emi Lenox will have her series Emitown, and Maryanna Hoggatt will be selling copies of her series Adult Babysitting in addition to a special presale of prints from her upcoming show, Animal Battle!
PHEW! As if that wasn't enough, we'll also have lots of prints, comics, and zines from other artists far and wide. We hope to see you there!
This month's show is a retrospective from the past, through the present and into the future. It's a collection of sketches, drawings, paintings, failures, false-starts, breakthroughs, breakdowns, experiments and artistic creations. These represent a sample of Keith Carter's art work. Starting with his earliest work to the most recent. To start you off here are some pictures and at the end of the post is a slide show of artwork close ups.
The promo flyer
The ponyclub mural and Keith painting in the lower right.
Lots of people enjoying the art.
We had a good turn out this First Thursday.
And finaly some close ups from the show.
To see more of Keith's work visit his website at: www.kcarterart.com