Monday, May 22, 2006

GR2 is proud to present the art of Bwana Spoons.

Spoons is a Portland-based artist whose freewheeling style was developed under the influence of underground comics, '60s rock posters, and Japanese rubber monster movies. Starting out with stapled-and-folded zines like My Friend the Micronaut and Ain't Nothing Like Fucking Moonshine in the early '90s, Spoons has become a regular in the Northwest street art and indie music scene. Endangered animals caught in mid-thought, kung-fu wizards with gravity-defying eyebrows, and swirling psychedelic backgrounds are only some of the elements found in the well-composed anarchy of his paintings and sculpture. The focus of Yellowfang! will be collaborative pieces illustrating a dark and scary forest with environmental overtones. Guest artists include: APAK, Tim Biskup, Jill Bliss, Andrew Brandou, Richard Coleman, Seonna Hong, James Jean, Will McCurtin, Kiyoshi and Maja Nakazawa, Martin Ontiveros, Justin Scrappers Morrison, Miles Thompson, Justin Williams, and Jessie Rose Vala.A reception will be held from 6:30 - 10:00 on Saturday, May 20. Spoons and various collaborators will be in attendance.

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