Marco Zamora at FIFTY24 Portland


Check out the upcoming show at our gallery in Portland.

Upper Playground in Association with FIFTY 24PDX Gallery present: “Give and Take” by Marco Zamora

For the upcoming summer months FIFTY 24PDX Gallery gladly presents “Give and Take”, a collection of paintings, prints and a very special installation project by L.A. based artist Marco Zamora.

Born in 1981, in Pomona, CA, Zamora graduated from California Institute for the Arts in 2005. A painter by trade, his work can be seen mostly on the West Coast, but he has shown in New York, Miami, and Copenhagen. Zamora also works as an apparel designer for companies such as Vans.

His work is a direct product of his inspiration, which includes urban conditions, the chaos of city life, awkward moments, skateboarding and the working class. Using a pen and brushes to draw, his process begins by constructing an environment from photographs. Figures are then conceptualized and added to fit his vision. The result creates a beautiful and complex tension between humankind and the urban landscape.

For this show Zamora will be working on a community interactive installation project. An edition of 200 of Zamora’s screen-prints will be traded with the public for objects that will then be used to create a sculpture that is reflective of his recent paintings. In other words, Zamora  gives participants a print and takes what they are willing to hand over, be it junk, or something of great use, hence the show’s title “Give and Take”. Objects of significant size will be greatly appreciated. This installation is intended to be about items we accumulate over time that are collected and experienced. The resulting collaborative sculpture will be unveiled at the opening of the show.

An opening reception for “Give and Take” will be held on August 6th from 6:00pm - 9:30pm. Beverages will be provided by Red Hook. Featuring music from DJ Ronin Roc. The artist will be in attendance.

An encore reception will be held on September 3rd, from 6:00pm – 9:30pm.

The show ends September 27th.

FIFTY 24PDX Gallery / Upper Playground 23 NW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97209 503.548.4835

July First Thursday at Upper Playground PDX

Footage of the the Encore Reception of Alex Pardee's "Self Portraits of Other People That I Drew All By Myself Pretty Much" at Upper Playground PDX on July 2nd, 2009. The event featured the art of Alex Pardee, as well as a raffle for a limited-edition signed Alex Pardee Walrus Rider figurine, beverages provided by Redhook, and music by DJs Deff Ro and Mighty Moves.

Reverberations- Opening Night Festivities

Che Jen and Kenji Hirata's " Reverberations" opened this past thursday with a bang. Weren't able to make it? Hopefully these pics will make you feel like you were right there in the mix. Check 'em out.


 Final touches on the door outside...

chali 2na Checkin out Kenji Hirata

Thanks to all who came out. It's a stunning show!

Swing by to see the work in person if you weren't able to join us for the opening festivities. Reverberations will be open until June 25th.

Gallry hours 

Tuesday- Saturday

12pm - 6pm  and by appointment

Mear One: Manifest Energy And Radiate

FIFTY 24PDX Gallery presents a new exhibit of artwork and installations from Los Angeles-based artist Mear One. "Manifest Energy And Radiate" will display a series of new paintings based on cultural manifestations of spirituality and the radiant energy of being in the universe. The exhibit will also feature site-specific installations drawn from Mear's extensive mural history.