Project Wall in Gallery II:
C.A.V.E. Gallery presents: "Comfort and Chaos" New work by: EATCHO (Portland, OR)
Opening Reception for the Artist: Saturday June 2, 2012; 6pm - 10pm
Artist will be in attendance
Free exhibition poster for the first 50 guests!
C.A.V.E. Gallery welcomes the return of Portland based artist, Eatcho for his third exhibition with the gallery. Eatcho's creative output has been unstoppable since his 2011 sold out show at C.A.V.E., and his work has rapidly gained the attention of an international audience.
Naturally oscillating between various mediums, Eatcho continues to harness his manic energy into his signature style of tightly knit, surreal swirls of real and imagined creatures intertwined in a symbiotic, dynamic, yet balanced tension. Each piece is a complex visual symphony created by an honest and alert perception of the world. Peering faces show an awkward, touching vulnerability, while his familiar creatures express a playful, dry humor.
"Through the chaos, there's a thread" - and it is by exploring this thread that the artist finds comfort and is able to better reflect upon fundamental questions about life and his or her place in the world - which he articulates and develops through the totemic structure of his work. The viewer is lured deeper and deeper into each piece, to find the chaotic energy that emanates from the work addicting - which always results in Eatcho's fans hungry for more.
Chaos: A condition or place of great disorder or confusion.
"This is how my head feels, this is how life feels, this is how the world feels. I understand more and more that I have no control of my world and reality, and yet all the objects and situations in this life has made me who I am. I can't deny that and I can't fight that.
I am learning to embrace the chaos and unpredictability of this life...it has made the world what it is...and that is beautiful."