ORE. (November 30, 2012) – Damien Gilley Creates Masking Tape Masterpiece at
Gilley’s new exhibit, ‘Skywalker’, at Portland International Airport is gaining
much praise. Located along Concourse A, it portrays airport jet bridges in the
most abstract form. From a distance, the artwork looks painted or even printed
on the wall, but with a closer look, is crafted entirely from masking tape.
|Northwest contemporary artist, Damien Gilley, creates masterpiece made from masking tape on Concourse A at PDX.
is a young, contemporary artist from the Northwest that uses geometric shapes
to create optical illusions. His work defies the laws of space and time, and
questions an audience’s relationship to everyday spaces. "It was exciting
to watch Damien install this exhibit and receive immediate positive
feedback," said Greta Blalock, PDX art and entertainment program
coordinator. "His artwork is precise, contemporary and complex, giving the
illusion that you could walk right onto the floating jet bridges.”
work can also be found throughout the Portland-metro area, in spaces such as:
Wieden+Kennedy, Clinton Condominium Lobby, Pacific Northwest College of Art,
Portland State University, and many Little Big Burger locations. Currently,
Gilley’s work is part of the Lathe of Heaven show at Disjecta Contemporary Art
art program is designed to showcase the dynamic cultural life of the Pacific
Northwest and showcase a variety of work through ongoing relationships with
regional artists, arts organizations, museums and educational institutions.
temporary exhibit is on display at PDX for one year.
information and photos are available at www.pdx.com.