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Silent Partner

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Storm, 2011 Acrylic on Collage on Wood Panel 75 X 21 X 2" © Courtesy of the artist & Elizabeth Leach Gallery
Silent Partner

417 N.W. 9th Avenue
Portland, Oregan
April 5th, 2012 - April 28th, 2012
Opening: April 5th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.elizabethleach.com
COUNTRY:  
United States
PHONE:  
503.224.0521
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sat 10:30-5:30 and by appointment.
TAGS:  
collage

DESCRIPTION

Silent Partner is Robert Calvo’s second solo show at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery.  Calvo, who resides in Portland, OR,  is a two-time recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. 

Born in Galveston Texas, Robert Calvo studied at the Art Center College in Los Angeles, and worked at Graphics Studio in Tampa Florida.  Trained early as a graphic designer, Calvo is fascinated with a variety of visual information systems such as charts, maps and cartography. Calvo's work consists of elements of mapping combined with color, symbols and grids; investigating the relationships in migration and geography and how people respond to political and natural boundaries.  In Silent Partner  Calvo continues to incorporate maps in his work but introduces new formal elements, resembling a private language, which are derived from cartographic symbols.  

As well as twice receiving the National Endowment for Art Fellowship Award, Calvo has received the Tacoma Art Museum, Juror’s Award, and the Tampa Museum of Art Purchase Award.  Calvo’s public collections and commissions include the Paul G. Allen Foundation (Seattle, WA), Microsoft (Seattle,WA), Buffalo/Niagara International Airport (Cheektowaga, NY), and Tampa International Airport (Tampa, FL).