5430 Mississippi Ave. Portland, OR

   The Envelope is pleased to present You Could, paintings by Portland based artist Nicholas Moler-Gallardo. The Envelope is a recently founded, artist run space in North East Portland that seeks to showcase the work of emerging artist in the Pacific Northwest. This will be Moler-Gallardo’s first solo exhibition in Portland.

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   I mix the plaster. I add the color. I am in control, and I am making the decisions. The plaster begins to harden and I begin to sacrifice control. Plaster and burlap begin to interact. The physical form of the painting is free of decision-making. The painting doesn’t care what it looks like. The painting has no reason to care about its appearance. The physical form is free of artistic reasoning but hints of the artist’s hand are seen in the choice and placement of color.