This Week from Lisa Congdon: Fontanelle Gallery

by Lisa CongdonfontanelleEvery now and again I make some discovery that makes me very happy and renews my wonder and awe in art and in life. Fontanelle Gallery is one such recent discovery. Run by Leslie Miller and Jess Fogel (who is herself an artist), this Portland, Oregon gallery not only exhibits an amazing roster of emerging artists, they also sell the work (including a vast array of goodies like pillows, books and prints) of an even greater number of artists in their Parlor . Leslie and Jess have a fantastic collective eye.

{A List Of Food That Turns Me On, by Azsa West, is in Fontanelle's Parlor Shop}

According to their website, Fontanelle was "founded with the hopes of providing a gathering space for a unique population of Portland's creative community who produce, observe, and interact with art as a way of life.We hope that the space will connect our community with like-minded audiences, creating opportunities and inspiration for all."

The current show features the work of Coral Silverman , entitled Real Life and Other Myths. Silverman's paintings are hung alongside an installation of her sculptures made from found hardcover books.

{The work of artist Coral Coral Silverman }

Fontanelle has also shown some of my favorite artists solo, including Mark Warren Jacques and Shawn Creeden , along with a myriad of thoughtfully-curated group shows.

{On-lookers engage with the work of Mark Warren Jacques at his solo opening inside Fontanelle this past February.}

Fontanelle is located at 205 SW Pine Street between SW 2nd and 3rd Avenue, three blocks south of West Burnside.

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