"THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT:
a Halloween-ish Group show"
Featuring Poster Artist Zoltron
RECEPTION: Saturday, October 18 -- November 9, 2014
• Featuring mega-poster/print artist, the mysterious ZOLTRON
• Works from over 100 Portland artists, tackling the theme of Things That Go Bump In The Night
• Party: Costumes welcome! Art prize for the best costume
This month at the Peoples Art of Portland is a tribute celebration of artists’ definition of Halloween/Day of The Dead/Samhain, in a combo we call “Things That Go Bump In The Night” – goblins, ghosts, zombies, monsters, creepy crawlies, deadly robots, maniac chickens, and anything on the “Halloween” side of things.
The 100 regional artists are joined by the ever popular rising star, ZOLTRON, a colorful illustrator that often uses all of the above “Halloween” themes in his large body of work, shown in music (“gig”) posters, originals, prints and sculpture. ZOLTRON will have over 100 works in this show, covering a large body of his career. The show poster for this exhibition is a special screen print made exclusively by ZOLTRON for Peoples Art of Portland, for Things That Go Bump In The Night. Show will include original artwork, rare variants, uncut sheets, unreleased posters, new releases, matching sets, sold out posters, stickers and t-shirts!
Feature/Poster Artist: ZOLTRON
Zoltron is an enigma. A Self proclaimed 80’s teen idol, Zoltron’s wave hairdo and unique California accent epitomized a certain level of cook, which inevitably paved the way to his modest success as a visual artist and graphic designer.
In the late 90s, he founded the self-titled design company and worked with major label clients like Interscope, Geffen, A&E, Universal, as well as music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, New Orleans Jazz Fest, the Bottlerock Festival and others.
In early 2002, he founded the (now world renowned) sticker printing company, Sticker Robot, where he is currently listed as co-owner and creative director.
His true identity unrevealed, Zoltron is best known for his poster art, street art, and the co-creation of his two children.
Zoltron’s unique creations have been spotted from California to Poland, Kamchatka to Irkutzch, Thailand to Tennessee. His Artwork has been shown in galleries throughout the country, archived by the U.S. Print and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress and published in lots of rad books and magazines.
Because he hasn’t been able to reach Yanni’s cell phone, Zoltron currently works with bands like Primus, The Black Keys, Soundgarden, DEVO, PJ Harvey, Alice In Chains, The Residents, Die Antwoord, Faith No More, The Melvins, and most importantly, Neil Hamburger, among others. His work was once called “pretty heavy…” by a guy who happened to be walking by when Zoltron was urinating on a dumpster.
He lives and works in an undisclosed location.