...Elroy Artspace presents a March First Thursday opening reception and 2-month-long exhibition of Edwin Wade's fine art serigraphs in "Our Friend the ATOM."
In the artist’s first solo exhibition at the gallery, Wade presents a series of hand-pulled original serigraphs which explore the juxtaposition of Marlboros, Martinis and Hysteria associated with the Atomic Era of our nation.
With Our Friend the ATOM, Wade pulls back the curtain of this era when the modern world “built monuments to modernism and lounged with highballs," and exposes the very eerie feeling of ‘Atomic Paranoia’ that was hiding just behind it.
Edwin Wade studied Studio Art at Youngstown State University, and today works out of Zygote Press, a fine art printmaking co-op in Cleveland, Ohio that provides all the tools & equipment artists have used for hundreds of years. He lives in a Mid Century Modern split-level ranch in Cleveland, which serves double duty as his painting and design studio.
Elroy Artspace Gallery resides within the walls of The Original, Portland's downtown destination for all-day dining, renews the spirit of diners and supper clubs from the 1950s and 60s by serving up playful variations on the era's standards of food, art and design. So come and enjoy an evening of colorful, roadside-history art and that much deserved First Thursday nightcap. Settle into a spacious booth for a night of conversation and a cocktail, or stretch out in our plush retro-luxe banquette for an elegant dinner. With an innovative and colorful menu of classic favorites in an atmosphere that's stylish, sophisticated and cool, The Original honors the past as it listens in on the pulse of Portland's adventurous and evolving tastes.