The work of two Bend artists who often paint simultaneously (Paintbrush fight! Quick, use the palette as a shield!), and always down craft suds before doing so, C&L’s art spans a healthy range from museum-worthy works, to bar-enhancing still-lifes, to pop-culture portraiture. Which means you can pick up art that's "relatively large-scale, high-quality, yet affordable", which is basically the reason the Blazers picked up Kurt Thomas. What to expect from C&L's catalog:
Peer at Beer: A "semi-classical" approach produced a still-life of fresh hops and bottle caps from CA’s Russian River, which is far more enjoyable than Russian River Wild, a movie where Kevin Bacon and Meryl Streep just sit in an unmoving raft on a frozen radioactive creek.
Pop Paint: Portraits of their favorite folks from entertainment and culture include a beaming Peg from Married with Children, a swooping Altaïr from Assassin's Creed, and a pre-kill Aldo Raine from Inglourious Basterds, which proved that war is the Pitts.
Fine Flesh: Serious oil paintings explore a "dialogue of human forms", like the triptych titled "Droitural", a legal term pertaining to ownership, as in: "Kurt Thomas has spent 16 seasons droituraling men much taller than him in the paint, then glaring at them with super-crazy Kurt Thomas eyes".
Published: December 15, 2011 at 4:00am EST
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