After a public vote in the city of Portland, OR back in March 2010, Portland Paper City won a proposal for an exhibition, with support from Art Spark to produce a showcase of abstract, figurative, and architectural representations of the City of Portland through the art of papercraft and paper sculpture.
I invite all lovers of paper to gather round and experience Portland Paper City — a unique installation collaborative run and organized by a quite crafty collective of designers, Marisa Green, Jessie Bazata, Sean Garrison, and Rory Phillips. They have just opened their doors this past weekend and will be on display at Disjecta from Saturday, March 5, 2011 through Saturday, March 26, 2011.
Through this collaboration, Portland Paper City has united the community by inviting emerging and established artists to contribute work that represents their love of Portland, while also encouraging area artists to contribute unique paper works inspired by Portland as well. Provided at the exhibition are original papercraft templates including people, vehicles, and animals for the public to download, craft and submit to the installation at www.portlandpapercity.com.
Rose Garden by Marisa Green, Jessie Bazata, Emily Engdahl.
Mt. Hood, being one of the feature displays at Portland Paper City, was a collaboration between Marisa Green and Peter Bogart which was constructed of nearly 1,000 crafted paper triangles that were then suspended from the ceiling at Disjecta. (Photo: Laura Jennings)
Marco by Jessie Bazata.
Pine Holler Boys, Squirrels and Four Way Impasse by Rory Phillips.
Chinatown Arch and Made In Oregon Sign by Sean Garrison.
Portland Paper City
Saturday, March 5, 2011-Saturday, March 26, 2011
8371 North Interstate Ave.
Portland, OR 97217
Open Friday-Sunday 12:00pm-5:00pm