New Works by Gene Flores at First Friday!

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

Photo of artist Gene Flores
Printmaker 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

Etching of blue jays with human faces
Blue Jay by Gene Flores, Hand colored etching 9×12 inches 2016

 

Etching of crow landing in front of eggs
In the shadow of sin, Chapter 1: The Eggs by Gene Flores, Etching and aquatint, 12×7.5 inches 2016

 

Etching of half-human, half-bird creatures coughing under smoggy sky
We may not be here tomorrow by Gene Flores, Hand colored etching 18×24 inches 2016

 

Etching of crow standing before tiny human-like creatures with swords who have surrounded a pile of eggs.
In the shadow of sin, Chapter 18: Words Fell by Gene Flores, Etching and aquatint, 12×7.5 inches 2016

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.

Village Frame & Gallery, 7808 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219 ● (503) 245-8001
Open Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 6pm, and Saturday 10am - 4pm, or by appointment.

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