So It Goes presents the art of Ace Troy

PORTLAND POP ARTIST CURRENTLY SHOWING AT SO IT GOES COFFEEHOUSE

 

Using stencil and mixed media, Portland based pop artist Ace Troy has built a relentless body of work out of powerful juxtapositions.

 

“There is a beautiful through line in Ace’s work - a searing sense of humor, intelligence, activism," said John Beane co-owner of So It Goes. "The form is at first recognizable - stencil art from the graffiti world, Banksy, melded with pop art associations, celebrity, nostalgia. But then melded with found objects - wood, records. There is a dissonance, a jarring that happens when we see these influences slam together, and in that moment the message ekes through. And it's really a sense of the artist. There's a wisdom and playfulness there, a mischief, a daring, and delivered in an unapologetic bravura style. I've wanted to have his work here for years, we're honored to host him."

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