Art Reception: Elliot Portman
May 10, 2016
“Fishing Boat Getting Torn Apart in a Black Hole”
Exhibit on display from March 17, 2016 – May 18, 2016
Location: Cafe & Gallery Hall
Please join us as we welcome Elliot Portman and wander amidst his interpretation of "an era where so many new things are being created and built, people forget the things that are no longer shiny and chrome." Eli is struck by the beauty of "the objects covered in grime and the dust of disuse." He suggests that we "think about the things in this world that were once exciting, new and expensive, and which time has reduced to almost nothing."
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. Since then Portman returned to the Boston area, where he currently lives. He has taught art to children grades K-8, and has hung his work in galleries, shops and cafes throughout Cambridge, Somerville, Brookline, Newton, Boston, Dedham, Chelsea and Quincy. Portman also does private commissions, and illustrated a children's book in late 2014. He currently operates a dual storefront/studio at the Out of The Blue Too Gallery in Central Square, Cambridge.