Friday, July 31, 2015

Upcoming shows!

TBA group show, Antler Gallery, Portland, OR (April 2016)
TBA group show, Screaming Sky Gallery, Portland, OR (February 2016)
BRINK, Antler Gallery, Portland, OR (January 2016)
L.A. Art Fair 2016, Los Angeles, CA (January 2016)
Don't Wake Daddy X, Feinkunst Kr├╝ger, Hamburg, Germany (December 2015)
TBA solo show, Antler Gallery, Portland, OR (October 2015)
Unnatural Histories IV, Antler Gallery, Portland, OR (September 2015)

Terribly neglectful…..

Since I've been terribly neglectful this year about making posts on this thing, I will instead just show some of the pieces I've done this year. It would be too much to try and catch up now with writing about all the shows, but enjoy these images in place of all my absent posts. 












"Preternatural" at Pony Club Gallery

So a while back I was lucky enough to be asked by Jennifer Parks of Pony Club Gallery, if I wanted to possibly do a small group show there for the end of summer. I was on board and we discussed some other talented folks to add to the lineup. The show will be made up of works by Jennifer, myself, Theo Ellsworth, Tom Haubrick, Katy Horan, Rebecca Artemisa, Shayna Yasuhara. There is no strict theme for the show, but rather we chose people whose work would look harmonious together. I can't wait to see what people come up with. I will be showing five new works. Here is a little sneak peek of what I've been working on….








The show will open August 6th, 6-9pm reception at Pony Club Gallery (625 NW Everett St. Apt 105, Portland, OR 97209

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Pictures from my solo show "Age of Enigmas" at Antler Gallery

Some pictures from my third solo show with Antler Gallery in Portland (August 2014). I made one of my largest pieces to date and got an enthusiastic response to the work. In addition to my own work, I did some fun collaborations with artist friends Ian Anderson, Jennifer Parks, Trudy Creen and Mark Burt. I always enjoy doing these shows. Not only because it's great working with Antler Gallery, but also because I get to see many familiar faces at the reception. Looking forward to my next solo with Antler!















10x10 Anniversary Show at Rotofugi

I was thrilled to be invited to participate in the 10 year anniversary show at Rotofugi Gallery in Chicago this August. I had a great experience showing with them back in December with my solo show, so it wasn't a tough decision in saying yes. Unfortunately, because I was getting ready for my solo show at Antler gallery at the time, I knew I'd have to submit a previously exhibited work. I had this Ichthyocentaur piece which had been shown in Portland, and luckily it was the exact right size for the show (all works needed to be 10" square). I guess somebody liked it though because it was sold :)


Music Fest NW

 This was a piece I created for the Music Fest NW this summer in Portland. Artists were paired with musicians and bands and then asked to create a 12" x 12" fictional album cover. My band was Man Man. I can't really describe their music very well, and as a result, I can't really describe the idea behind this piece very well either. Just wanted to create a kind of weird but not too dark image for the cover.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

MY NEW WEBSITE!

So after THREE long years I finally got around to making a new website. Long story short, with my old site, which I created originally in dreamweaver, I was unable to update it. It stayed the same for 3 years and that really bothered me. Also, I continued to have bandwidth problems with constantly caused my site to go offline month after month, year after year. Anyway, I ended up using Square Space to build my new site. I kind of had to start over completely, but that was fine because there was actually a lot of content on there I didn't feel I needed anymore, and some new stuff I wanted to add. My new site has an updated illustration section, a gallery section of my personal works, some hand-drawn lettering, a misc section containing 3D work, videos and collaborations, a bio page, F.A.Q. section, a complete cv, and links to all my social media, my shop and email.

Have a look for yourself!   -  www.jonmacnair.com





Thursday, August 28, 2014

"Age of Enigmas" at Antler Gallery

Last night was the preview show for my solo here in Portland. Great turnout! Lots of friends came. This is the third year in a row Antler Gallery has hosted my solo show. Wonderful folks! Tonight is the official opening, coinciding with last Thursday art walk on historic Alberta St. Please come and check out the work if you are in the area. Would love to see you there! :)


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Custom skate deck

This is the skateboard I painted for the Artist on Board show at Refuge in Portland. It is painted with black acrylic with the natural wood showing through, coated with a high gloss varnish. 






Sunday, May 4, 2014

Artists on Board - skateboard art show!

I am participating in this show, coming up here in PDX very soon. Check it out if you are into boards or amazing custom decks!

Friday, April 25, 2014

12" Otaku show in Tokyo

I am very happy to be part of this show, curated by Hellion Gallery and exhibiting in Japan. The concept of the show was to pair 20 Portland artists with 20 Japanese bands/musicians and have them create fictional album covers. My guy was Tavito Nanao. If you want an idea of his music, have a look at this video. This song in particular is the one I drew inspiration from in terms of the sound.



I call this piece "Feline Adrift" - 12" x 12" - India ink on paper - 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The "Tall Trees of Portland" book release and exhibition

If you haven't heard, there's a new book in town and it's called, "The Tall Trees of Portland". Matt Wagner, owner and curator of Hellion Gallery here in PDX has put together a hardback publication featuring some of the best visual arts talent Stumptown has to offer. Each artist has a handwritten questionnaire in the book, as well as several pages displaying what they do best. I was honored and excited to be included among these fine people, many of whom I have gotten to know over the two years I have been here. There was an book signing just for the artists, and a first Thursday exhibition featuring work from all the people in the book. Below is a nice photo of all the artists (with a few missing) as well as some pages from my spread in the publication. Thanks again to Matt Wagner for undertaking such a large task and putting this thing together. Amazing! Definitely check out the book if you live in town or online such as on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.