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Today’s Events

  • Apr 5
    Robert Lyons, Matthew Picton Apr 05 to Jun 02 @Elizabeth Leach Gallery
  • Apr 26
    Brad McLemore & Reed Clarke & Ralph Davis Apr 26 to May 29 @Guardino Gallery
  • Apr 29
    Phenomena Apr 29 to May 26 @Butters Gallery
  • May 1
    (IR)REGULAR May 01 to Jun 02 @Froelick Gallery
  • May 2
    Waiting Room May 02 to Jun 02 @PDX Contemporary Art
  • May 3
    Steve Tilden and Stephan Soihl May 03 to May 27 @Blackfish Gallery
  • May 3
    Geography of Hope May 03 to May 28 @Gallery 903
  • May 3
    Alyson Provax "you i everything else" May 03 to Jul 01 @Wolff Gallery
  • May 3
    Al Stone May 03 to May 27 @Gallery 114
  • May 3
    Juxtapositions May 03 to Jun 02 @Russo Lee Gallery

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John D Ricker, Furniture Artist

modernist furniture using reclaimed stone and steel
I started my career creating sculptures from smashed guns, including a full sized coffin, illustrating the ultimate purpose of guns. As a self trained artist, I honed my metal working skills by developing a line of modernist furniture using recycled metal and reclaimed stone and wood. I use traditional patinas and modern resin dyes to finish and protect the metal. The finishes range from clear to a full spectrum of transparent colors, and patinas range from light pecan to deep mahogany. In addition, I design and create bent metal gates and fence panels in organic and modern forms.