Thursday, August 27, 2009

art in the pearl – jim brown

I'm very excited for this year's Art in the Pearl, coming up in just a little over a week. It's my favorite art show in the area and I'm already scoping out the artists who'll be showing this year.

Jim Brown is among the over 100 artists who got accepted into this juried show and I can't wait to see what's new. We've purchased several of his pieces over the years, and I still enjoy them as much today as the day we bought them.

His flower series is what first caught our eye. Instead of one large piece, we brought home 5 smaller pieces similar to these and hung them as a grouping.

Then we added a larger piece of his "washers" series, similar to the ones shown here. For several years, it hung in my Defteling Design office until just a few weeks ago, when it moved upstairs. It's now the star of our newly remodeled bathroom (we even installed a special spotlight!)

I remember seeing his tree series last year and being mesmerized by them. Maybe we'll have to add one to our collection this year...

And here's a fun bonus: photos of Jim Brown's pieces hung inside actual living spaces:

All these images came from Jim Brown's website and I assume they're quite representative of what he'll bring next weekend. Getting excited!!!

Saturday 9/5 through Monday 9/7 •
NW Park blocks in Portland, between W Burnside and NW Glisan at NW 8th Avenue

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