May 3rd – July 7th, 2018
In an era where so many new things are being created and built, people forget the things that are no longer shiny and chrome. The structures that are held up by nothing more than some loose strands and faith. The objects covered in grime and the dust of disuse. Shattered windows, rusted girders, cracked bricks. The very things that we ignore, the things that we cast aside, I find the most beautiful. In my drawings, I show these things in the way that I see them. With wonder and amazement. When you look at my drawings, I suggest that you think about the things in this world that were once exciting, new and expensive, and which time has reduced to almost nothing. Those are the monuments of our society that to me, mean everything.
Eli Portman was born and raised in the Greater Boston area. He graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a Bachelors Degree in studio art in the spring of 2014.
Primarily focusing on drawing, Portman also experimented with oil painting and woodblock printmaking during his time at University. He has since returned to the Boston area, where he currently lives, and teaches art to children and adults. His Artwork has been hung in galleries, shops and cafes throughout the Greater Boston Area. Portman has also been hired for murals, private commissions, illustrations and more. He currently sells his work daily from his storefront in the ‘Out of the Blue Gallery’ collective in Cambridge.
**All artwork for sale, please call Amazing Things for prices: 508-405-2787. A portion of proceeds go to our Galleries, but the majority goes to supporting local artists like Eli!
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This program is supported in part by a grant from the Ashland, Hollison, & Natick Cultural Councils, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency