Monday, March 22, 2010

"bric a brac" opening

"bric a brac" opened on friday night............. we had a nice crowd...........g ood energy.........a nd amazing set of music provided by eddy paycheck , supplied the sound track to the new collection of art...........by j.shea...........lots of familiar faces were in the crowd.......as well a few new ones......thanks so much for coming by for unveiling of the work......... the show will remain exhibit till april 22nd.........so feel free to drop by the next few weeks.........the sculptures look pretty fresh in the natural light of the shop...................

























Wednesday, March 17, 2010

J.Shea "Bric a Brac" exhibit

i'm in the final stages of completing my 1st collection of work for 2010.............its title is "bric a brac"...........and the opening reception for the new exhibit will happen this friday night.........march 19........at lyrik.............in portland ,or.........once the collection is installed and photographed i'll be posting some images of the new work............most likely friday morning...........

"bric a brac" .....is a new series of work by j.shea , created and derived by rumaging through garage sales.....flea markets and secondhand shops......
often these collected objects are broken......lost.......or forgotten.........and the process of tracking them down and finding them is just as meticulous as the
the work in the studio of reconfiguring them and breeding a new life into them............since relocating to portland 2 year ago.......shea has been collecting
these objects and emersing himself in the strange world of thrift store and flea market culture..........finding inspiration not only in the items for sale but in the people that create those environments like the vendors and the regulars............this new collection of work is created in various media......including
sculpture........carving............assemblege work.............either freestanding........hanging.......or in the artists familar shadow box style........the new
collection of work will remain on exhibit till april 22,2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

Brazilian Portuguese meeting

It ended up becoming a Brazilian music night as we were all astonished by Gina's beautiful voice! All we wanted was to hear her singing, and her Portuguese accent singing Bossa Nova was excellent!
We had also Capoeira PDX with their ladainhas that made us want to dance.
Thank you all, and especially to Gina and Alex.

Here is a video of Gina singing with Canta Nova, it is short, but it is all this site allows me to post:


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