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An Industrious Resolution
Saturday, March 7, 2009 - 6:00pm to Saturday, March 7, 2009 - 9:00pm

San Francisco artist David Johnston's first solo show, opens at PortlandStateUniversity.

An Industrious Resolution consists of 2 series of paintings inspired by the Monotype Composition caster, a century old machine whose clunking, whirring, banging, and whirling led the artist to visually investigate the Industrial Revolution, coincidentally on it's 150th anniversary. One of the series examines in blow up diagram one of the most dynamic outcomes of this revolution: the six-cylinder engine. The other series tells the life story of an personal industry (as told by Google Image Search), that of the monolithic Arnold Schwarzenneger.

When: Saturday, March 7th, 2009
Where: Food For Thought Art Gallery at PortlandStateUniversity
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

David Johnston was born in Billings, Montana in 1985. He grew up in Walla Walla, Washington and lived for four years in Parkland, Washington. He has also spent short spells in Granada, Spain, and Ketchikan, Alaska. He now lives in San Francisco, California where he works at a lead type foundry and letterpress print shop as a typecasting apprentice. He has work in the permanent collections of the University of Washington and PacificLutheranUniversity.

Food For Thought Art Gallery (FFTART) is a non-profit organization run entirely by students and is dedicated to presenting the works of students and up and coming artists. The gallery is located in the the Food For Thought Cafe, in the Smith Memorial Student Union Building Room 026, 1825 SW Broadway at PortlandStateUniversity.