The artwork of local Portland-area visual artist Tim Burns are currently showing in our front Stairwell Gallery. Please come and take a look at these fantastic, fanciful stories, told in a single panel.
The drawings and paintings of Portland artist Tim Burns would be at home in childrens’ story books or as illustrations for fairy tales. Yet, Burns’ stories are narrative fragments not tied to any past story or tale. For this exhibition the artist and I chose works which suggest visual stories that seem simultaneously familiar and unknown. Perhaps these are works from a book never published or from a futuristic collection of illustrated folktales- yet to be written. It’s up to you, the viewer, to help tell the story.
What do you think is happening here?
How did these characters get there?
And who is Phantom Buffalo?
-Andy Rosen, Exhibits Assistant
Aside from making great paintings and drawings Tim is also a musician and animator. He built the Kid’s Sound and Light Board for our Theater and the Audio Book reader/Old fashioned Radio for our Book Nook.