A Show Celebrating the Portland Trailblazers
February 18 – March 13, 2011
Thirty Portland Designers and Illustrators Exhibit New Work on the Blazers.
Portland designer Clifton Burt is pleased to present Boomshakalaka: A Show Celebrating the Portland Trailblazers, an exhibition at Land Gallery that showcases new work from some of Portland’s most influencial designers, illustrators, photographers, and makers. The exhibition offers thirty perspectives of the Blazers that range from the reflective to the ridonkulous.
“There are some exciting ideas being produced for this show,” says show-organizer Clifton Burt, “like spirit animals for each of the players, work based on their tattoos, and portraits of both new and old school Blazers. Participants are working in a variety of materials: wood, fabric, sound, video, cardboard, paper, and more. It’s going to be quite a spectacle.”
The show’s title, Boomshakalaka, is a term used by basketball announcers as an emphatic punctuation to a slam-dunk — the “boom” being the dunk, and the “shakalaka” being the rattling of the backboard.
The show’s particpants include: