Tonight the Hand-Eye Supply Curiosity Club features Matt Wagner of Hellion Gallery, presenting "This Is My Day Job." Tonight's talk starts at 6pm at the Hand-Eye Supply store in Portland, OR. Come early and check out our space or check in with us online for the live broadcast!
Matt Wagner, Hellion Gallery: "This Is My Day Job"
23 NW 4th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97209
Tuesday, April 8th, 6pm PST
Matt Wagner sets himself apart from most art gallery owners by focusing on cultivating new artists rather than attracting established names. This discussion will draw on his distinct perspective and experience, and the unique, hands-on way he actively engages with artists in the creative process. He describes his gallery, Hellion, as a "long-term relationship gallery based in reality."
For this event at Hand Eye Supply's Curiosity Club, Wagner will discuss the DIY ethos that has propelled the growth of Hellion Gallery and his experiences working with independent artists on an international level. Using pages from both of his books and other imagery, he'll provide examples of how artists can create a sustainable career path, and how he encourages everyone to become patrons in the artist community. He'll also use photos from the past gallery events to illustrate how he collaborates with artists. For Wagner, he believes a career in art is "a marathon, not the 20 yard dash." A master storyteller, he is sure to engage and educate the audience by inspiring new ways of thinking, eliciting laughter and leaving attendees with food for thought.