CHROMAGRAIN: BLAINE FONTANA + DAVID RICE

Chromagrain: Blaine Fontana & David Rice

About Blaine Fontana
Blaine Fontana currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Imbuing his vision with the divine symbolism of religious myths, worldly folklore and current social dynamics, his works contain a kind of shamanic exploration of meaning that recognizes the totemic quality and power of the image. With extensive experience within the design world, including working as a designer for Felt Bicycles and acting art director for Zero+ Publishing, Fontana’s work displays a virtuosic understanding of sign & simulacra and their role within our contemporary visual culture. Straddling the physical and metaphysical, organic and architectural, painterly and graphic sensibilities, Fontana fuses multiple visual strategies to forge an aesthetic language entirely of his own making.

His works have been published in a variety of publications, including iDN/Society 6, My Name Is, Sycamore Review, Soul Pancake, Mod Art, Hi-Fructose, and Juxtapoz. He has exhibited nationally in Seattle, Portland, San Diego, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Denver, Austin, Miami, and New York, and internationally in London, Germany, Canada and Japan.

About David Rice
Much of David Rice's work focuses on the themes of nature and its personifying characteristics. Growing up in the mountains of Colorado, he has a special connection with the outdoors. David uses the natural landscape and its inhabitants as his primary subject matter.

Melding together an organic style with graphic overlays, his style combines a mixture of the natural world with a geometric presence. The combination of the organic with the human engineered. This speaks to how instead of only a natural world existing, or one that is manmade, the two can coexist harmoniously if the dominant party yields to this cohesive existance. A balance is needed for both parties to survive.

He currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

Opening Reception
Saturday, September 10th, 2016
6:00pm-10:00pm
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David Rice - Chromagrain
David Rice - Early Light  |  Acrylic on panel  |  8.75"x 17"  |  SOLD



David Rice - Chromagrain
David Rice - Chromagrain
David Rice - Campground  |  Acrylic on panel  |  27.5"x 32.5"  |  SOLD



David Rice - Chromagrain
David Rice - New Wave  |  Acrylic on panel  |  14.5"x 14.5"  |  SOLD
David Rice - Bloom  |  Acrylic on panel  |  17.5"x 7"  |  SOLD



David Rice - Chromagrain
David Rice - Chromagrain
David Rice - Balance  |  Acrylic on panel  |  21.5"x 25.5"  |  SOLD



David Rice - Chromagrain
David Rice - Departure  |  Acrylic on panel  |  12"x 24"  |  SOLD



Blaine Fontana - Chromagrain
Blaine Fontana - Mortal Quilt  |  Acrylic on birch panel  |  24"x 21"  |  SOLD



Blaine Fontana - Chromagrain
Blaine Fontana - Prey With Me  |  Acrylic on birch panel  |  48"x 40"  |  $2800  Inquire



Blaine Fontana - Chromagrain
Blaine Fontana - West Fresh  |  Acrylic on birch panel  |  24"x 21"  |  $1600  Inquire



Blaine Fontana - Chromagrain
Blaine Fontana - Chromagrain
Blaine Fontana - Opposing Sources  |  Reclaimed wood & acrylic  |  24"x 21"  |  SOLD



David Rice - Chromagrain
David Rice - Chromagrain
David Rice - Wild Sprites  |  Acrylic on panel |  36"x 36"  |  SOLD



Blaine Fontana - Chromagrain
Blaine Fontana - Chromagrain
Blaine Fontana - Chromagrain
Blaine Fontana - Equilateral Forestry  |  Reclaimed wood, aerosol & acrylic  |  24"x 21"  |  $3200  Inquire