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Dead Stock
February 2, 2012 to February 26, 2012
Featuring Meg Hunt, Carson Ellis, Chris Johanson, Alan Rose, S. Britt, Jeff Proctor, Ryan Berkley, Dan Stiles,†Mette Hornung Rankin, Lettie Jane Rennekamp, Julianna Bright, Sam Tudyk, Brad Simon, Evan B. Harris, Nicole Lavelle, Sam Guerrero, Lori D., Jessica Hickey, Conrad Crespin, Colin Strandberg, Chris Hornbecker, Cheyenne Sawyer, Will Bruno, Kate Bingaman Burt, Thomas Bradley, Ashley Goldberg, APAK, Bwana Spoons, Jillian Vento, Michael Buchino, Joshua Porter, Taryn Cowart, Jason Leisge, Wesley Younie, Meredith Dittmar, Erik Railton, Hyp, Vivian Chen, Lynn Yarne....and more!


Opening Reception February 2nd 7pm to 10pm
Curated by Jason Sturgill


Unseen or Unsold work by some of Portland's Best and Brightest, Straight to Your Wall!

In the world of retail, merchandise that does not leave the shelves or the warehouse is destined to become deadstock. These forgotten relics of commerce can sometimes get a second chance, once again returning to the marketplace to fulfill their intended function. How does art become deadstock, and once it does, how does it once again serve a purpose? For the exhibition Deadstock at Compound Gallery curator Jason Sturgill posited that very question, and proposed an objective. What could be seen as the disregarded products of artists studios are being dusted off and brought to show, some for the first time. These pieces are the surplus of creativity, and fittingly they are being used to foster the creativity of others.

Part of the proceeds of the sales from this show go to benefit the Right Brain Initiative program of the Regional Art and Culture Council. This initiative recognizes that the arts enhance all aspects of education, and seeks to give all K-8 students in the region access to the arts.†


Artist


Aaron Piland and Ayumi Kajikawa Piland are the fantastical magical duo known as APAK. They are a child-like husband and wife art team who live among the fury conifer giants in a little cottage on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon. They create artwork together as a way exploring the beauty, mystery, and magic of life as well as expressing their love for life and each other. They are known in particular for creating rich and colorful gouache/acrylic paintings on wood featuring the utopian lives and adventures of curious little beings living in lush fantastic environments surrounded by friendly little animals.


Bwana Spoons is an artist all the way thru the brain and into the guts. he is a painter,illustrator,and toy maker. Bwana has his works featured on just about anything imaginable, from cars, to strollers, to shoes. His artwork has been featured around the globe from his current hometown of Portland, to San Francisco, Los Angles, New York, to Japan, Spain, London, Paris, and a few parts in between. His favorite form of art these days is the installation working with wood and painting large scale murals. When Bwana isn't doing any of this you can find him running his gallery, Grass Hut Art Market or tinkering away in his self made studio in Portland Oregon. The client list for Bwana Spoons includes- Adidas, Converse, Dakine, Dekline, Foundation, Gargamel, Hurley, Laika, Nike, Smart Car, Super 7, TAG, Vans, Warner Bros. and a small army of others.


Carson Ellis was born in 1975 in Vancouver, Canada. She was raised in suburban New York and college-educated at the University of Montana in Missoula, where she earned a BFA in Painting in 1998.


Born among the briars & brambles in backwoods of Klamath Falls, Oregon, Evan Benjamin Harris grew up with little knowledge of the bourgeois big city fine arts. So, he dove into the recesses of his own imagination and embraced the fables and folklore that fascinated him. With little to do but draw, he did exactly that. Now older, things havenít changed much. The stories he created as a child are still present in his paintings. With diligence and hard work, Evanís crude stick figures became the more clearly defined images you see today. With no formal art training, he creates on his own terms. Broken boards, oil and acrylic paints, charcoal pastels, plastic resign, and melted waxes are among the mediums Evan uses. Then they are beaten, brushed, sanded, polished, and hung. Most would cringe at the idea of scratching or sanding something they spent hours upon hours painting, but thatís Evanís favorite part - creating the appearance that this wasnít made in the 21st century. Behind every scratch and claw mark is a story waiting to be told.


Jeff Proctor is originally from New Hampshire and went to school for graphic design and painting at Maine College of Art. He then worked at JDK Design Studio and Rogues Gallery. In 2006 He moved to Oregon to work for Nike Skateboarding. Proctor went freelance in 2008 while shifting his focus to illustration and has done work for clients including Nike, Burton Snowboards, Manik Skateboards, Anon, Nixon, Zoo York, Gatorade, The Black Keys, and Mogwai.


Kate Bingaman Burt is an illustrator and educator. She has been making work about consumption since 2002, teaching since 2004 and drawing until her hand cramps since 2006. Her first book, Obsessive Consumption: What Did You Buy Today?, was published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2010. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where, along with being an Assistant Professor and the co-program coordinator of Graphic Design at Portland State University, she also makes piles of work about consumerism: zines! pillows! dresses! drawings! paper chains! photos!


Martin Ontiveros is part Wizard, part Warrior, and part Werewolf. A Crazy-whisperer. Metalhead. An unstoppable force. He lives, works, conjures, battles, and transforms in Portland, OR


I'm a comics inspired gentleman surrounded by toys and Chewbacca masks. I like drawing sharks and animals and creatures and daredevils and superheroes. Sometimes I combine all of them - sometimes they are on their own - it really depends on my mood.


Ryan Bubnisí clean yet chaotic style has been described as ďurban folk.Ē Through his paintings, installations and design work, he comments on themes relating to the human condition. Vibrant, abstracted shapes and faces radiate joy and optimism while they float in and out of rich, multi-layered realms. Working intuitively he incorporates a range of mediums that include found objects, paper, wood, canvas, spray paint, acrylics, cel vinyl, sandpaper, pencil and India ink. He draws inspiration from life, graffiti, Saturday morning cartoons and outsider art from a variety of cultures. Born in California in 1975, he received his BFA in illustration from the Pacific Northwest College of Art where he now teaches a professional practices course to undergraduate students. His work has been shown extensively throughout the US, UK, Taiwan and Canada. He has been featured in publications such as Nintendo Power, Clout, Vapors and Juxtapoz magazines. Some of his clients include Kidrobot, Nike, Imperial Motion, Aleph Zero, The Portland Mercury, Willamette Week, Seattle Weekly, Hasbro, Threadless, Uncommon and 20th Century Fox. He currently resides in Portland, Oregon.
Artwork


Product Image Item Name- Price
Apak: Water Break

Apak
Apak: Water Break

This artwork is from "Deadstock," February 2012 at Compound Gallery. Title: Water Break Artist: Apak Size: 8.5" x 8.5 " ...
$100.00

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Bwana Spoons: My Paradise

Bwana Spoons
Bwana Spoons: My Paradise

This artwork is from "Deadstock," February 2012 at Compound Gallery. Title: My Paradise Artist: Bwana Spoons Size: 8 .5" x 11...
$466.00

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Bwana Spoons: Sloth and Moth

Bwana Spoons
Bwana Spoons: Sloth and Moth

This artwork is from "Deadstock," February 2012 at Compound Gallery. Title: Sloth and Moth Artist: Bwana Spoons Size: 10 .5" x...
$666.00

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Carson Ellis: Sewing Kit

Carson Ellis
Carson Ellis: Sewing Kit

This artwork is from the show "Deadstock" February 2012 at Compound Gallery. Title:†Sewing Kit Artist: Carson Ellis Size:† 10.5"...
$800.00

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Carson Ellis: Siren

Carson Ellis
Carson Ellis: Siren

This artwork is from the show "Deadstock" February 2012 at Compound Gallery. Title:†Siren Artist: Carson Ellis Size:† 10.5" x...
$800.00

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Evan Harris: Sea Salt and Piano Keys, Garden Grows (set)

Evan Harris
Evan Harris: Sea Salt and Piano Keys, Garden Grows (set)

This artwork is from "Deadstock," February 2012 at Compound Gallery. Title: Sea Salt and Piano Keys & Garden Grows Artist: Evan...
$4,000.00

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Katie Bingaman Burt: Some of Objects in a Bag

Katie Bingaman Burt
Katie Bingaman Burt: Some of Objects in a Bag

This artwork is from "Deadstock," February 2012 at Compound Gallery. Title: Some of objects in a Bag Artist: Katie Bringaman Burt ...
$100.00

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Ryan Berkley: Clearly a Winner

Ryan Berkley
Ryan Berkley: Clearly a Winner

This artwork is from "Deadstock," February 2012 at Compound Gallery. Title: Clearly a Winner Artist: Ryan Berkley Size: 13" x...
$250.00

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Ryan Berkley: New Attitude

Ryan Berkley
Ryan Berkley: New Attitude

This artwork is from "Deadstock," February 2012 at Compound Gallery. Title: New Attitude Artist: Ryan Berkley Size: 13" x...
$150.00

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Ryan Bubnis: Lift Me Up

Ryan Bubnis
Ryan Bubnis: Lift Me Up

This artwork is from "Deadstock," February 2012 at Compound Gallery. Title: Lift Me Up Artist: Ryan Bubnis Size: 8.5 " x 18.5...
$300.00

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