Harrison Freeman: Both Sides Now
Ampersand Gallery's focus on the old, the strange, and the nearly forgotten is the perfect space for Harrison Freeman's Portland debut. The now Portland–based artist's work has been featured in multiple national publications, but this his first local solo show, where his personal demons and artistic heart are fully on display. Much of Freeman's work is fueled by his collection of old photographs from a flea-market in Berlin. Searching through the stacks, he picked the creepiest, strangest ones and zeroed in on those characteristics for his paintings. The result is a horrifyingly amusing, yet beautiful stream of zombified creature-people that will blow your mind (if not eat it). Opening reception on January 31.