Claudia Porter – Almost Famous

June 1 , 2013 - June 29, 2013
Opening Reception:
Gallery Hours:


June 1 – 29, 2013
Gallery Hours
: Friday – Saturday, 12:00 – 5:00 pm and by appointment
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 8 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Nisus Gallery: 8371 N Interstate, Studio 1, Portland, OR

Nisus Gallery is pleased to present Almost Famous, a solo exhibition of new work by Claudia Porter. In these large format works, Porter returns to oil painting with brightly colored, iconic images. Porter’s paintings address our inherent ability to exist in the present while dreaming of and striving for the future.

Almost Famous will be on display at Nisus Gallery, 8371 N Interstate, Studio 1, Portland, OR 97217 (map link), from June 1 – 29, 2013. Nisus Gallery is open Friday – Saturday, 12:00 – 5:00 pm and by appointment.


Artist Statement

Claudia Porter is a Portland based artist. At times I see images that are overwhelming, and I perceive the grandeur of my surroundings. Powerful man made structures remind me of asphalt shingles vs composition shingles, the kinetic, timeless and immense nature of the universe. Dense populations of people provoke intense sensations about being alive and awareness of the moment.

When I am in contact with these stimuli, I become conscious that I am part of a vast creation, and that this moment must be recorded. These overwhelming sensations make my heart race and cause my emotions to run wild. I am an observer of man’s creations and human interaction.

Often times, I make sketches to remind me of these structures or events. When I am painting in my studio I mixed stored images, memories, and emotions in order to relive the moment and record the experience for others.

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