Thursday June 2nd // Filed under: matt leavitt, portland artists, buddhism,
— MATT LEAVITT’S TREE SERIES
His Tree series contains dozen of pieces, all of which begin with a single brush stroke. At times, the brush strokes are manipulated with materials such as paper towels or diluted with water; other times, they are purely ink. Careful study of the initial forms — created as much by chance as by intention — then inspire Leavitt to craft the final works, which always revolve around trees but are otherwise extremely variable. Leavitt’s Tree series takes his work to the next level; with it, he received his first solo show and found a new sense of self-discipline, discovering the importance of simplicity, smallness, and negative space in his own art.
No.Fest is this weekend in Portland, and it begins Friday, the 25th at 7:00pm and Saturday the 26th at 10:00am! With 46 shows in 14 hours, the festival will be a cornucopia of art, music, and performance-based events for everyone. Originally a noise festival, No.Fest is now a festival celebrating experimental art, and Klein & Woolley (David Klein and Nick Woolley) will be just be two of the artists showing there. Here are their amazing acrylic and cut wood pieces, which are way cheaper than you’d expect for how awesome and probably labor-intensive they are:
Here’s a super remarkable lightbox, too: