Metal Mythos: Sculpture by Richard Cawley & Gustav Sculptor
A Reinterpretation of Ancient Ideas Using Recycled Modern Objects
August 3rd - September 1st, 2012
Launch Pad's LAST SHOW!
First Friday, August 3rd
LIVE MUSIC BY KYRSTYN PIXTON
DJ Nealie Neal til late night….
Bring something to contribute (that you don’t mind letting go of please) that reminds you of Launch Pad Gallery or something that you’ve experienced here… as always, your interpretation of this is welcome to be as broad as you want. Altar will be up through the going away party on September 8th.
About the Show
Richard Cawley and Gustav Sculptor are veteran Portland sculptors and metal fabricators, specializing in bringing their own special touch to projects by re-using interesting found objects and materials in novel ways. If you live in Portland, you have no doubt seen their work in one place or another (Richard fabricated March Fourth Marching Band’s bicycle wheel drum harnesses, Gustav can be found riding the streets atop his steel tree quadcycle) With this show, Sculptor and Cawley explore a variety of traditional forms and symbols from other cultures, remixing and re-imagining them in found steel.
HELLFIRE WEENIE ROAST
We are honored to reprise a small sculpture/cookout from Artist Todji Kurtzman & Launch Pad curator Ben Pink. Todji is cleaning out his studio and our beloved HOTDOG BOYS need a new home.
Bring your hot dogs and marshmallows down to cook up over the flaming head of one of our boys and consider bidding for one in our Hellfire silent auction. The flames will be on from 8-9pm
See the weenie boys in all of their flaming glory in a video HERE
For our last opening, we are returning to our roots with a studio sale upstairs featuring Egg resident Faith Jennings and local jewelry designer (and singer/songwriter) Sarah King.
Faith will be offering studio prices on her line of one-of-a-kind recycled Faith Hats, and Sarah will be showing pieces from her Miss Sarah Says line of earrings and necklaces. Come early to get the best selection!
Hope to see you there!
PS: Our going out of business party is Saturday, 9/8/2012… save the date
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