FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE? CAPiTA presents Corey Smith’s art opening of ‘Nice Life’

Backspace Gallery August, 2004

First Thursday / Art Show Opening

August 5, 6PM to 12AM

Show Dates: August 5 ? August 29

CONTACT:

Eric Robison

eric@backspace.bz

Backspace, 115 NW 5th Ave., Portland, OR, 97209

503-248-2900

www.backspace.bz

BACKSPACE GALLERY

Portland, Oregon

Hours: Mon ? Thurs 9 AM to 2 AM, Sun 12 PM to 12 AM

The Backspace Gallery, August 2004 show will be a solo exhibition of Corey Smith’s work entitled “Nice Life”. Corey is a Portland based artist; his artwork has been featured in such in magazines such as Heckler, Art Prostitute, Transworld snowboarding, Snowboarder, as well as graphics and imaging for CAPiTA snowboarding.

Corey’s artistic sensibility is sweet and tough, childish and graphic, innocent and cynical. His paintings are based on found clip art as well as his own clip art style line drawings. His work has been shown in several Portland shows as well as New York and San Diego.

He is currently going to school at the Pacific Northwest College of art where he studies photography and design, and is a professional snowboarder riding for CAPiTA, Electric, Holden, 32, Ambiguous, Grenade, Active, Vestal, and flux. The First Thursday opening is August 5th, from 6PM to Midnight. Show closes August 29th. Music by DJ Make-out and DJ Teenage. Keg of PBR by CAPiTA.