lemon peel, hot sauce, chicken chocolate - by david slader

David Slader: A Decade of Paintings

Ford Building Gallery

October – December 2021

An exhibit in Portland, Oregon’s historic Ford Building featuring a retrospective of paintings by contemporary artist David Slader.

Slader’s boldly dynamic works celebrate human expression, form and movement. This survey of a decade of his work captures the pivots and shifts of evolving techniques and adventurous exploration. From thought-provoking portraits to fractured figures that dance off the canvas, his paintings demand attention in their scale and brilliant use of color, texture and shape.

Meet the artist and learn more about his work at an Artist’s Reception on Saturday, November 27. Personal tours are available by appointment.

Artist’s Reception: Saturday, November 27, 2pm – 5pm.

Personal Tours: Available by appointment. Contact to schedule.

David Slader, The Ford Building Gallery


Where: Ford Building Gallery, 2505 SE 11th Ave, Portland

When: Building hours, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Contact for a time to tour the show with the artist.

Parking: There is often plenty of street parking on Division Street. There are two convenient pay lots, one on the north side of Division, the other on SE 11th Ave. behind the Ford Building. Both require the REEF app which can be downloaded HERE.

When You Visit: Please wear a mask in the gallery. If you are eligible, please be vaccinated. Be careful, be safe . . . and enjoy the art!


lemon peel, hot sauce, chicken chocolate - by david slader

I know, I know: I just had an exhibit at the Ford of my most recent work, but this is different. Half of the paintings in that show have run off to new homes, and gallery space formerly graced by the work of other artists was offered to me. . .


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