Tuesday, April 29, 2008

SUPERNATURAL-AID opening May 1st

Ryan Burghard is a multidisciplinary artist recently relocated to Portland from Madison, WI. Burghard will be exhibiting large photographs and sculptures of various dimensions. Burghard appropriates the cultural symbolism from his youth to re-evaluate the construction of the American male identity. Combining references from comic book heroes, 80's cartoons, sacred geometry, feminist theory, and contemporary male studies, Burghard delivers a portrait of duality that creates an ironic rewriting of the cultural rites of passage the American man must navigate in order to become a socially conscious individual.

Ryan Burghard received his BFA from Bowling Green State in 2003, and his MA and MFA degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2005-6. Burghard has showed extensively in Wisconsin, Ohio, Florida, St. Louis, Chicago, Los Angeles, Canada, Australia, and recently Portland. IGLOO will host Burghard's first solo show in Portland.

Friday, April 25, 2008


Hello. A great crowd showed their faces at the April first Thursday opening. Thanks to Jenevive and Posie, the artists, and all the peeps that showed up. I thought this was among the best work we have seen at the gallery. Original and inspiring. Look to the future for more great up and coming artists.

Friday, April 4, 2008


April at IGLOO

This month IGLOO features the works of Posie Currin and Jenevive Tatiana. Both will be creating installation based works, along with video, painting, and works on paper. The artists work within the realm of the enigmatic, balancing between the familiar and unfamiliar. The works comment on the interstitial, transitional, and cyclical nature of experience and apprehension. "1:1" suggests works existing within a continuum, defined only by the indeterminacy of their current manifestion.