October 7th, Gene Flores returns to Village Frame & Gallery with new, original works.
If you loved what you saw last year, join us Friday night, starting at 6 p.m. for the exhibit opening.
Artist’s Bio – Gene Flores
I was born and raised in El Paso,Texas, have a BFA from the University of Texas El Paso, and MA and MFA in printmaking from the University of Iowa were I graduated with honors. I am currently the Dean of the Visual and Performing Arts and Design Division at Portland Community College Sylvania Campus in Portland, Oregon.
I began my printmaking journey in 1987 and have been making and exhibiting my prints since. I venture from black and white imagery to full color printing, all my works are hand wiped and printed. These are all original prints, that is to say they are not photocopied nor mass produced. I print a limited edition usually 10-15 prints per edition. Each edition is unique.
My works are self portraits and are influenced by literature, music, politics, religion and everyday activities. My images have been described as humorous, insightful, and disturbing. Viewers often find my works to be thought provoking and challenging. I enjoy challenging the viewer and the preconceived notions of what we take for granted. My works allow the viewer to immerse themselves into another world with reoccurring characters that tiptoe between the surreal and the absurd, a world where anything can and often does happen.
Here’s a Sneak Peek of the New Exhibit
Also in the Gallery During October: Ceramics by local artist Carson Culp
See you First Friday: October 7, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Village Frame & Gallery, 7808 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219, or any time in October during regular business hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm. As always, our exhibits are free and open to the public.