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C Price Open Gallery Portland Installation View Paintings and Sculptures





C Price
Box of Contents

Vending Machine: A Pop-Up


C Price’s work cycles between dimensions – from vectors and animated gifs, oil paintings on rectangular canvas, paper collage, shallow constructions and reliefs to shadow casting mixed-media wall sculptures and full blown (but small scale) wooden block sculptures.  This show will display a slice of this artist’s body of work over the last number of years as it moves on and off the wall.

 CP’s work is both a visual party and a metaphysical one. Figured from a language of minimalist distillations, material properties, vivid color relationships and concrete arrangeable parts, the artist’s working process is echoed by its tendency to inspire puzzle reading, shrine rearranging and tuning into space via geometry and color fields.

  A sharp black drip cut out of wood burrows flatly into its precisely fitted white den, a pale line dips into the past layers of paint and has a sip of blue gradient, a ball attaches itself to the ledge of a leaning square.  In groups, the block populations start to socialize – they would like to meet you on August 7th.

Box of Contents “Vending Machine: a Pop-Up” presents a web based project in real life in the tradition of a trade show booth. Offering a selection of magnetizing artist editions (by BOC group members) for sale at a retail friendly price point, Room 2 of OPEN Gallery will be transformed into a small shop environment for the night of August 7th, 2014 from 6-9pm .

C Price is an artist living and working in Portland Oregon.  Box of Contents is a web and mail based “business art” project started by C Price in 2005.

“Good Artists Borrow, Great Artists Steal”

iiiinspired _ left, stella mccartney dress_right, courtney price artwork flipped iiiinspired _ stella mccartney Velvet and silk floor length evening dress1 iiiinspired _ whatshehasfound.tumblr _ courtney price

This is my drawing – and this observant blogger discovered
something interesting enough:

She says:

1 _ art by courtney price. her works are available at rectangular objects.
2 _ stella mccartney brigitte dress, detail. available at stella mccartey.
3 _ the dress and the artwork (flipped verically) side by side.
whether or not the designer was really inspired by this artwork, i don’t know
(i personally think she was), but i kinda think that this kind of
“stealing” is rather legitimate in design… i mean transforming
a work of art into a dress or design.
i remember when i was much younger and drew dresses for fun
(well, i still do) i would use all kinds of things for transforming them into
dresses. think furniture, ceramics, buildings or jewelry.
what’s your opinion? i’m curious.


good artists borrow – great artists steal”


Ideas for BoC blog posts

  • Arte Povera
  • data
  • flowcharts
  • breaking the rules
  • experience
  • secondhand world
  • wing it and bring it
  • stuff, i.e. possessions
  • retail price liquor
  • against interpretation
  • the upcoming YOB show/heavy metal mindwipe
  • leitmotifs
  • blog post titles
  • tweets of only 70 characters
  • compression
  • Chris Marker
  • not coming to conclusions
  • anti-academia/being smart is ineffectual
  • The Hip-and-With-It Club
  • steamrooms
  • bit torrenting
  • free culture/no-one buying music
  • being broke
  • artist as businessperson
  • epidemics of pushoverism
  • value/valuation
  • the first time I heard it vs. the plastic object
  • Jack Kerouac used to live here
  • sparrows and crows: the unseen toilers
  • my own fake personal bibliography
  • Information: Flood Vs. Contraction
  • Luis Camnitzer
  • the link economy
  • ends in themselves, e.g. buttered toast
  • strategies for artistic regularity as directed specifically to my sister the painter
  • 101 art ideas that need not be executed, to wit LeWitt
  • witness to the witless
  • cashflow is the lifeblood of the leviathan
  • wait a sec, just hold on
  • vitamin wrapped in a morsel of cat food
  • Dental Developments of 1930s Nebraska
  • the NY Times Bestseller List: Theoretical Calculus
  • The John Holmes of Attention Spans
  • the erect penis eureka moment
  • Cee-Lo’s all woman band
  • houseplant sagas
  • Irish houseplants
  • uploading fresh produce to my hard drive
  • “Unsafeway: How Safeway’s Club Card is Ushering in a New Era of Consumer Surveillance”
  • why I’m going back to AOL and adding a “2976” to my email address
  • Mabels I have known
  • why in hell was my sixpack of beer $2 more because I didn’t have a club card?
  • drawing cartoon birds
  • Hosed: the Decline in American Hosiery Manufacture, 1936-1961
  • up-shirt photography
  • setting up, living in, striking tents
  • sublime frequencies
  • what it takes to live
  • boredom in inverse proportion to lack of stimulation
  • finger-lickin’ couscous
  • the watching of water boiling having no effect on rate of water boiling
  • for the sake of
  • saying something because it’s cute or rhymes
  • a pipin’ hot cup of shut the fuck up