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Troy Mathews: Minor | Major | Sus: Feelings

February 4 - February 27

Free
Individual wearing black pants, sneakers and a jean jacket stands before three art pieces, all hung on a white wall and illuminated by lights on the ceiling. The far right piece features two bald, naked figures — one painted white, the other black — standing beside each other in tall grasses. The middle piece, a figure in all black, mid stride, is walking down a sidewalk in a neighborhood. The piece on the far left, partly cut off, a figure wearing black pants and a white shirt seems to be floating in water, alongside other objects.

Troy Mathews is proud to announce a visual Art show called “Minor| Major | Sus: Feelings,” on view at the Nine Gallery, inside of Blue Sky Gallery in Portland Oregon, which will run from February 4th, 2021 to Feb 27th, 2021.

This show is made up of large scale paintings/tapestries that focus on issues around social justice and inequality in our society.

To book an appointment to see the show please visit the Blue Sky Gallery Page: https://www.blueskygallery.org/appointments 

Viewers attending are encouraged to bring a smart device and headphones to interact with the show and meditate on the work.

Troy Mathews is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada. He is an art educator who currently lives, works, and creates in Portland, Oregon. Troy graduated from Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts with a focus on painting and curation. While getting his undergraduate degree he also started a Create your own automated PDFs with JotForm PDF Editor graduate degree in Art and Teaching which was attained in 2018 from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Troy’s Art is focused on ideas of social justice and equality. He often blends scientific theories and historical ideas with current issues to create a conversation about the world in which he navigates. The paintings are not necessarily answers but more often questions that challenge the viewer to think in a new way. It is his drive and passion that transcends his love of simply making and bleeds into every part of his life.

Nine Gallery was founded in 1987 by nine artists interested in working periodically outside the context of the commercial gallery. It is an artist-run cooperative and is administratively and financially independent from Blue Sky, funded solely by its members. Each member of Nine Gallery is in charge of the gallery for one month each year. Usually members show their own work, however, they are also welcome to curate shows of other artists’ work. Periodically the members of Nine Gallery, present work together in group exhibitions, and at other times they collectively invite other artists to show. Beyond the general interest in creating a largely non-commercial exhibition environment with a minimum of bureaucratic and institutional structure, the members of Nine Gallery have no collective ideological program or philosophy.

 

Details

Start:
February 4
End:
February 27
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.blueskygallery.org/nine-gallery

Organizer

Nine Gallery
Phone:
(503) 225-0210
Email:
bluesky@blueskygallery.org
Website:
https://www.blueskygallery.org/nine-gallery

Other

Accessibility
None
Diversity
Women curated
Event Type
Gallery, Visual Art

Venue

Blue Sky
122 NW 8th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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