PDX///THE WEIRD WORLD OF ERIC WHITE AT QUALITY PICTURES…

April 10, 2008  |  Uncategorized

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Detail of E White's monstrous masterpiece...

Portland got a rare display of raw painting prowess when ERIC WHITE's eponymous show of new work debuted at QUALITY PICTURES gallery this weekend. Showcasing an impressive array of masterfully rendered new oil paintings, the shock and awe moment of the sold-out show was reserved for the massive centerpiece of the show, a huge new painting comprised of dozens of smaller paintings rendered as if they were actual framed pieces of art hung against a wall covered with intricate floral wallpaper. Needless to say, the town's art cognoscenti descended upon the show in full force, making Mr White feel like the belle of the ball, if only for one nite. HAVE A LOOK:

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Nike's Christian Parkes (left) and Nike president Mark Parker (right) provided ample security for the show...

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The monsterpiece: "Collusion: Behemoth" (details below)...

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Detail of E White's portrait of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, painted as a photo negative...

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...that, when viewed through a digital camera with a photo negative display option...

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...looks exactly like the original photo. Only Eric White paints this good.

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Painter Tara McPherson studies the masterpiece...

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Inga brightens up the room...

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Mr White with Quality Pictures' head honcho...

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Painter gets a lecture on the finer points of Pac Northwest living...

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A bearded White...

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"The Settle-Down or Barefootin'"

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Lost in the crowd...

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Scott Musgrove swears off the hard stuff....

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"Fortify"

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Mr White with Alicia Rose...

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"Albina"

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E White's niece Georgie makes for a convincing saleswoman...

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"Albina"

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"Collusion: The Risk"

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Mr White stretches in preperation for his hasty escape from his rabid female fans...

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"A Gentleman's Mistake"

THE AFTERPARTY:
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What, you think Portland doesn't have tiki bars?...

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Joe Sorren will prove you wrong on that one every time...

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Inga sees red around 4am...

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Georgie White provided the evening's entertainment...

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Breakfast dessert...

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