SLOW & STEADY
SOLO EXHIBIT | SEPTEMBER 7 - OCTOBER 5, 2019
OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th 5-8pm
This September, Portland-based artist Ryan Bubnis returns to Stephanie Chefas Projects with Slow & Steady, his latest collection of work. Bold, graphic and deceptively simple, Bubnis' imagery lives on the threshold between the abstract and representational. Pared down shapes, intuitive patterns, and vivid colors combine to beautifully calm effect, imparting feelings of both introspection and interconnectivity.
Slow & Steady investigates themes of patience, progress, perseverance, vulnerability, and mindfulness. Inspired by DIY culture, Bubnis aims to create images that connect with viewers from every possible walk of life on a visceral level. The title of the show makes reference to the artist's own methodology and unique visual language, which evolves and expands at a purposefully gradual pace. Presented alongside familiar graphics and icons is a measured variety of new shapes and forms. Employing a restrained palette, Bubnis allows himself to play, interpret and explore. He invites you to do the same.
The opening reception for Slow & Steady will be held at Stephanie Chefas Projects on Saturday, September 7th from 5-8pm. Stephanie Chefas Projects is located in Portland, Oregon at 305 SE 3rd Avenue on the second floor of the Urban Row building. The exhibition will be on view through October 5th, 2019 and is free and open to the public.
ABOUT RYAN BUBNIS
Ryan Bubnis (b. 1975) is a multidisciplinary illustrator, artist and educator. Bubnis' work has been described as "urban folk." Through his paintings, illustrations, design and mural work, he comments on themes relating to the human condition. Working both traditionally and digitally he incorporates a range of mediums that include found objects, paper, wood, canvas, aerosol, acrylics, cel vinyl, Papier-Mâché, graphite and India ink. He draws inspiration from life, love, graffiti, folk, and outsider art from a variety of cultures. Bubnis has collaborated with a number of commercial clients and agencies and his work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the U.S. and abroad. He is currently an Assistant Professor at The Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon.
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