JAIK FAULK // give me shelter
On view April 1st - May 1st, 2011
Opening reception First Friday April 1st, 6pm - 9pm
Artist talk Sunday April 24th, 7pm
For Give Me Shelter, his first solo painting exhibition at Nationale, Jaik Faulk records the conflicted existences of men returned home. Combining decided, gestural strokes and seeping, rusty tones into tangible reverberations of claustrophobic surroundings, Faulk’s scenes hint uneasily at the underlying trauma beneath forced domestic fronts. His silenced subjects collapse under an unseen present weight as their past identities- soldier, defender, hero- slowly disintegrate amidst the dusty furniture. Once narrowly escaped, now unavoidable, fate closes in as the kitchen light burns on.
Jaik Faulk is a Portland painter, originally from the region of Acadiana in southern Louisiana. Faulk's work was previously shown at FalseFront, Launch Pad Gallery, Portland Art Center, Autzen Gallery, and Stumptown Downtown in Portland, OR, and at Gallery 549 in Lafayette, LA. Jaik Faulk is represented by Nationale.
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