PDXFLASH at Compound Gallery

I recently visited Portland, OR as part of a six week hipster pilgrimage, and was lucky enough to be there for First Thursday, a monthly art walk event with lots of free entry, free booze and cool openings. (It happens in Johannesburg and Cape Town too, by the way, you should go.)

Portland being the creative dreamland that it is, there was plenty to ogle, but my absolute favourite exhibition of the night was PDXFLASH at Compound - a collection of art inspired by tattoo flash. So much of pretty naked ladies and intricate skulls. Take a look at some of my favourite pieces below!

 Love Will Tear Us Apart by  Shawna X

Love Will Tear Us Apart by Shawna X

 Death Before California by  Jason Graham  

Death Before California by Jason Graham 

 Postmodern Portlandia by  Rory Phillips

Postmodern Portlandia by Rory Phillips

 City of Roses by  Nathan Yoder

City of Roses by Nathan Yoder

 When It Rains, It Pours by  Kate Bingaman-Burt

When It Rains, It Pours by Kate Bingaman-Burt

 All that remains by  Jason Sturgill

All that remains by Jason Sturgill

 Untitled by  Jennifer Parks

Untitled by Jennifer Parks