The show, “Plants,” showcases the work of an Oak Street Lofts resident who prefers to be known as Girns. The show is a serious attempt to embody and control — on canvas and paper — the chaos of intelligent psyche in our relationship to an insecure universe. “My artwork is meant as a deterrent to death and the end of existence — a protective scribing, recording and preservation of the links of experience in and of life, which manifests itself,” says Girns.
Completed in January 2012 and located in the heart of the city’s arts district, Oak Street Lofts is a unique property that caters to artists looking to work and live affordably in Portland. Besides the gallery, Oak Street Lofts features a shared work space for residents, and the property’s 37 efficiency apartments include ample storage for art supplies and equipment. The gallery, located at 72 Oak St., is open to the public every First Friday Art Walk.
Oak Street Lofts is also the first affordable multi-family building in Maine to achieve LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. For more on Oak Street Lofts and its energy-efficient features, visit our website at http://www.avestahousing.org/properties/60/Oak-Street-Lofts.
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