InkBodySkinPaint+Fire: David Slader & Owen Carey
March 7 — 30, 2019
The inked, curved back of a cancer patient.
A painted figure of abstractly patterned and disjointed parts.
A large, leaping man with Shakespearian quotes tattooed on his belly.
All three — and a gallery of others — express longings, hopes, fears, losses and passions through the decorated human body.
The idea for InkBodySkinPaint+Fire, showing at Gallery 114 March 7-30, came from a comment that David Slader’s distinctive paintings look like tattooed figures. Photographer and friend Owen Carey rose to the challenge to produce a series of photographic character studies of tattooed subjects — each, like Slader’s paintings, with a story that compels and intrigues.
InkBodySkinPaint+Fire exhibit entrance and special events are free to the public.
Where: Gallery 114, 1100 NW Glisan, Portland
When: March 7 — 30; Thursday — Sunday, Noon to 6:00 pm
Preview & Artists’ Reception; Wednesday, March 6, 7:00pm
First Thursday Opening Reception; Thursday, March 7, 6 — 9:00pm
Risk/Reward Experimental Performance; First Thursday, March 7, 6:30 — 8:30pm (intermittent)
The Importance of Being Frank: Rusty Tennant, One-person Show; Saturday, March 16, 4:00pm (Donations accepted)
The Invisibility of Visibility: Literary readings by members of Street Roots vendor community; Tuesday, March 26, 6:00pm
Owen Carey, Photographer