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Photos from ‘The 2012 Bicycle Experience’ art show


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A handful of lucky Portlanders were treated to quite a show on Friday night at the closing reception of The 2012 Bicycle Experience: Prototypes, Visions & Dreams.

In his first installation/show, Johnnie Olivan impressed everyone with his sculptures and other creations (there were also some excellent paintings by other artists). From the mini-bike ‘Teeter-Totter’ to the many-armed ‘Bicycle Ninja,’ the pieces all came together in very convincing way. We were also treated to a performance by the Sprockettes. More images from the event below…

The ‘Teeter Totter’: “This vision celebrates the simplicity of mechanics and the inner child”…

This show is a new direction for Johnnie O (pictured below), and I hope it’s one he continues to follow…

The ‘Bicycle Ninja’ “honors those that have saved a bicycle from becoming a thief’s dream machine.” (This piece is a collaboration with Phantom Limb artist Yourself)…

We packed in for a look at the Sprockettes

There are several new faces in the troupe (at least new to me)…

This piece, ‘Bicycle Bomb,’ came to Olivan in a dream…

There were two bikes like this, floating from the ceiling by balloons.

Olivan had several interactive pieces. In this photo, he’s launching a balloon filled with paint at a pile of bikes (see next photo)…

Splat!…

In case you missed it, the show runs through tomorrow (1/31) at the Gallery at Port City Development on the corner of N. Thompson and Williams (2156 N. Williams Ave). You can also join Olivan at Port City tomorrow night from 7:00 to 9:00 pm for, Learn my Art: Bike Dome where he’ll lead a collaborative sculpture-making project. Bring an old bike frame if you have one!

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