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  • Marys Peak is For Sale Opening Reception

    Ugly Art Room is proud to present its inaugural show at The Littlest Gallery during Corvallis Arts Walk on April 20, 2017 from 4-8pm. Artwork by Oakland, CA based artist Martin Esteves will be on display. 

    The show will be on view until May 14th, 2017.

    The Littlest Gallery is located on 4th St and Madison Ave in Corvallis, OR.

    Artist's Statement:

    “I thought that if you had an acoustic guitar then it meant that you were a protest singer”

                                                                                                 The Smiths

                                                                                                 Shakespeare’s Sister

       The first thing I asked was what you would see if The Littlest Gallery was a window to look through. I was told “Marys Peak”. So I painted it - with a slight cheat because this is not the actual view you’d see from that ‘window’. 

       Painting FOR SALE over it gave it the “art” angle as well as bringing it back to the flatness of the wall. Making the words blue, rather than bright red, makes it more of a painting than a sign. 

      I’d like to say that it’s a protest piece, but the real incentive comes from western movie credits. Those big bold words over a western landscape.

                                                                                   Martin Esteves