Posts Tagged ‘design’

jun seo hahm

February 15, 2008

even though valentine’s day was officially yesterday, i think it is always appropriate to celebrate love. here’s an interpretation of love from local artist jun seo hahm:



lost + found

February 11, 2008

the opening of lost + found last saturday was a huge success! we had a great turn out and got to show some really wonderful art.

we made some improvements to the space since the last show and i think it really feels finished now. i even have a beautiful custom made desk by DJL studio to sit at!

here a few photos. we’re still sorting through them, so i’m sure we’ll post more as the week goes on…

before the doors opened:






and a few shots during the evening:





vincent looking satisfied at the end of a great night.

cardboy sneakers, series one

January 19, 2008


we have another series in from Cardboy:

CardBoy Sneaker Series One
Blind Box

CardBoy is a unique mini figure that when opened, the packaging transforms into the head of the character. The design pays homage to classic sneaker boxes from the modern era. This series features eight characters, each one comes with accessories, and packaged in blind boxes, with one limited chase figure.

Details: All 8 figures wrapped in a 200% card sneakers figure.
Produced by: Playbeast.
Artist: Mark James
$79.99 set – 2 sets left!!


lost + found – a show about love

January 17, 2008


we are pleased to announce our next show, Lost + Found, opening feb 9th at 5pm.

over the next few weeks i’ll be writing about some of the artists that will be showing with us.

today i’m beginning with kendra binney. this will be her second time showing with us and we’re very happy to have her back!


from her bio:

“Kendra Binney was raised in a small mountain town with no shoe stores. Most of her time was spent barefoot treading through the miniscule world of spiders, snakes and all things hiding in the grass. She transfers this closeness with the small and obscure into her paintings. Through scenes of dripping landscapes and insecure, vulnerable characters, she illustrates a world draped in memories, remorse, and fragile realities. Seen through pastel washes and shiny candy coatings of resins, her works evoke both nostalgia and contempt. They are at once gentle and cruel, sweet and unsettling.Kendra currently lives in Portland Oregon. She spends her days all alone in a small studio with no windows. Here she paints, daydreams, and paints some more.”

and on a completely different subject: it’s SNOWING!!

i don’t know how many of you are in portland, but it hardly snows here and it’s really exciting when it does, even though it almost never sticks…

i’ll be back with more tomorrow!

Welcome to the Genuine Imitation Art Gallery and Design Studio blog!

December 27, 2007

hello! my name is cassie and i’m half of the team that runs genuine imitation’s art gallery and design studio. welcome to our blog! the purpose of this blog is to give you information regarding our gallery, design studio and shop, plus personal opinions about the people and culture influencing and amusing us. leave a comment or e-mail me at and let us know what you think. we appreciate your feedback!

for our first blog entry i thought i’d share some photos of our new gallery. having spent the past five years in the everett station lofts, we decided strike into new territory last august and went looking for a new gallery space. we found a great space in the up and coming st. john’s neighborhood in portland, oregon.

here is what the space looked like when we got the keys:



now i know you’re thinking, how hard could it be to turn that lovely space into a gallery? i mean, you already have a great couch to start with!

we got to work brainstorming and came up with some ideas:



well, over the next few months, with a little creative vision and a whole lot of hard work, the space began to come together. in november we had our grand opening of the new space. here are some photos from that event:




now that we’re not painting the walls and laying a new floor down, we have time to get back to what we love, good art and design!

either this week or next we should be getting some new stuff for our shop. i’ll be back with an update as soon as it arrives.