Launch Pad Gallery: Featuring the work of local emerging artists.

Currents

Mark Jacques, Seth Neefus, Timothy Karpinski & David Wien

This show is OVER!! Thanks to the folks who came out and helped with painting over the murals and taking down the show! Photos coming soon…


Currents is an art show inspired by the nature of water in all its forms. The show features new artwork and an installation by four portland based artists and friends: Seth Neefus, David Wien, Timothy Karpinski and Mark Warren Jacques, spilling off the wall and out into the gallery and including YOU in the art-environment. The installation involves temporary murals filling the gallery, extensive collaborative works, paintings in acrylic and watercolor, objects, a small boat made out of scraps, stones… and more…

David Wien

David Wien was born and raised in Southern Vermont where his passion for visual art and music was nurtured and developed from and early age. After attending the Rochester Institute of Technology to study Fine Art and Art History, he has moved and lived all over the U.S., and now happily resides in Portland Oregon. David’s work serves as an expression and interpretation of the spiritual/supernatural realms that exist inside ourselves, and in the outside universe. His works are an exploration of the Mystery and the Wonder that consist of human existence. For this latest exhibition, “Currents”, David’s focus explores abstractions on the physical appearance of water in various forms: rippling, flowing, vaporized, etc.; resulting in a reflection of the spiritual significance water has to all forms of Life.

Seth Neefus

Seth Neefus is A seeker, a lover, an explorer an artist and a musician. He uses art to bring his ideas to life.

(You just need to meet this man to understand his warm good vibes~ ben pink)

Mark Warren Jacques

“Most days I feel compelled to make things. I have found that those days are always the best days. I love each of the fellows that are involved in this show, and I’m excited to share it with everyone that wants to look.”

Self taught. Shows here and there.

Timothy Karpinksi

“My name is timothy j karpinski. I grew near the Appalachian train in the woods of new jersey. As a kid I was only into 2 things / building forts and damming streams. When I got older I became interested in art and skateboarding. At this point in my life I am still into building forts, damming streams, skateboarding and art making, I have also grown to love music, outerspace, typography, yoga, gardening, children’s books, graffiti, cats, owls, moths, sleep, dreams. eating well, nature, science and time management! All these things are reflected in my art making.”

Bio: His name is pinski, but to you its mr. Pinski. The guy has a rare combo of “dreamer” mixed with “doer” most of us have one, but not the other. Master of wit, lover of folk and owner of one of the best art reference libraries around. If you know him, then you know he is one of the nicest arrogant sons of a “B” around. Pinski is currently living the dream in northeast portland where he runs Together gallery and owns both a tree house and a sailboat.
~Sean Talkington on Friends United Network

*****Special thanks go out to musician and inventor David Bellinger and friends for sharing the haunting, whale-like sounds of the Violimba a bowed overtone instrument, and the Ekalimba, an amplified thumb piano, as well as many other odd instruments of his own creation at the opening; it was spooky, liquidy, experimental and awesome.
Hear the violimba here
Check out his website here

Big thanks to Michael Lindsey and Sara McCormick, two awesome Launch Pad volunteers who worked real hard to help bring the show together at the last minute.

Selected Pieces

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closing event
closing event
David Wien
David Wien
Currents web  card
Currents web card
Mark Jacques
Mark Jacques
Mark Jacques
Mark Jacques
Seth Neefus
Seth Neefus
Seth Neefus
Seth Neefus
Seth Neefus
Seth Neefus
Timothy Karpinski
Timothy Karpinski
Timothy Karpinski
Timothy Karpinski