Tuesday, March 23, 2010

George Perrou Featured in Mid-Century Modern Inspired Art “Dreams of Eames” Group Show During April’s First Thursday Artwalk


Media Contact:  Joe Staskerz, Owner, Elroy Art Agency,
(503) 609-0503 

(download the entire 'Dreams of Eames' group show at Elroy Artspace Press Release here)

George Perrou Featured in Mid-Century Modern Inspired Art “Dreams of Eames” Group Show During April’s First Thursday Artwalk

Portland, OR – March 19th, 2010:  The return of Spring brings with it the 
shows of Elroy Artspace gallery in the city’s Pearl District.  Elroy’s 2010 
season of First Thursday art exhibitions kicks-off on April 1st with “Dreams of 
Eames”, a tribute to the design master in a group show of Mid-Century inspired 
art.  The art for this show is exemplifies the palette, technique or subject matter 
relating to the period, and to Eames’ own design tenets.
Charles Eames turned his curiosity and enthusiasm into creations that established 

a whole new look in design.  He achieved his monumental success by responding 
to the questions: Does it interest and intrigue? Can be made better? Will I have 
"serious fun" doing it?  "The details are not details," said Charles. "They make the 
product."  Lean and modern.  Playful and suited to the space.  Clean and beautifully 
simple.  That was and is the ‘Eames look’ which the “Dreams of Eames” exhibition 
pays homage. 

The Artists:

El Gato Gomez is the show-name of CZM, a Pittsburgh-based artist with a mad 

passion for mid-century modern design. Her work is a caricature of the modern 
design revolution, and from the premise of encouraging playfulness and wild 
creativity while maintaining the dignity of form and balance.  Vintage cartoons and 
advertising graphics and modern furniture design serve as catalysts to her creative 
process.  CZM has shown in galleries in North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

Joel Pirela is a graphic and custom knife designer from Miami, FL, who translates

mid-century modern furniture, architecture and important figures of the 1950's 
into basic graphic forms to communicate a message where the lines and colors 
speak loudly.  His first Mod graphic was borne of the desire for his daughter to 
learn the names of the designers who he and his wife love so much, so they 
created “The Alphabet of Modern Design” as a teaching tool.

George Perrou’s art is inspired by mid-century animation, and gives nods to Miro, 

Kandinsky and Calder. Perrou's is a style all his own, painting colorful abstractions 
of reality onto the canvas using retro and modern colors in acrylic.  George lives 
and paints in the creative epicenter of Portland, Oregon.

Elroy Artspace is a gallery whose mission is to enhance the human experience by 

introducing fine, fun art to design professionals and others concerned with bringing 
color and beauty into the home and workspace.  (www.ElroyArt.com) 

For Media inquiries, additional information regarding Elroy Artspace, Elroy Art Agency 

or George Perrou artwork sales and leasing, please contact: Elroy Art Agency: 
info@ElroyArt.com (503) 609-0503.

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