Jon MacNair Draws

Having a short rest before heading back to @antlerpdx for my opening and last Thursday art walk. Hope to see ya there :) #pdx #artshow #lastthursday

Having a short rest before heading back to @antlerpdx for my opening and last Thursday art walk. Hope to see ya there :) #pdx #artshow #lastthursday

hifructosemag:

Jon MacNair opens windows into cryptic worlds with his monochromatic pen-and-ink drawings. His work has a decidedly vintage, if not medieval, feel. The artist renders elaborate depictions of self-created myths and legends, but rather than being grandiose, the tone of his work is self-aware and humorous. Demons and shamans mug for the viewer while performing rituals and spells. Some of his drawings show gratuitous, cartoon violence akin to that of heavy metal album art and skateboard graphics. MacNair has a solo show opening at Portland’s Antler Gallery this Thursday, August 28, titled “Age of Enigmas.” In addition to his own work, the exhibition will feature MacNair’s collaborations with five other artists he admires: Jennifer Parks, Trudy Creen, Mark Burt, Ian Anderson, and Michael Hsiung. 

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Huge thanks to Hi-Fructose for the write up about my show!!! :)

Tonight is the preview opening of my new solo show “Age of Enigmas” at @antlerpdx gallery here in Portland! Been working on this for the last 4 months. Can’t wait to debut this stuff :) In addition to 15 pieces of my own, I have 9 collaborative drawings with different artists. Trudy Creen, Mark Burt, Ian Anderson and Jennifer Parks have all helped add a huge dose of talent to the show! Please come by tonight to get a first look at the works. Tomorrow is the official last Thursday opening. I personally always look forward to the preview show because it’s a more intimate and relaxed gathering. Either way, I hope to see you there :) #artshow #pdx #gallery #art #drawings #collaboration

Tonight is the preview opening of my new solo show “Age of Enigmas” at @antlerpdx gallery here in Portland! Been working on this for the last 4 months. Can’t wait to debut this stuff :) In addition to 15 pieces of my own, I have 9 collaborative drawings with different artists. Trudy Creen, Mark Burt, Ian Anderson and Jennifer Parks have all helped add a huge dose of talent to the show! Please come by tonight to get a first look at the works. Tomorrow is the official last Thursday opening. I personally always look forward to the preview show because it’s a more intimate and relaxed gathering. Either way, I hope to see you there :) #artshow #pdx #gallery #art #drawings #collaboration

Detail of finished collaboration with @cmarkburtart ! Come by @antlerpdx gallery tonight to see this piece and 8 other collaborative drawings with some fantastic people :) #collaboration #art #pdx #lastthursday #albertast

Detail of finished collaboration with @cmarkburtart ! Come by @antlerpdx gallery tonight to see this piece and 8 other collaborative drawings with some fantastic people :) #collaboration #art #pdx #lastthursday #albertast

Collab with @ianandor! Ok, finally going to bed….zzz. art #drawing #upcomingexhibition #pdx #lastthursday #ink

Collab with @ianandor! Ok, finally going to bed….zzz. art #drawing #upcomingexhibition #pdx #lastthursday #ink

#collaboration #art #drawing #ink

#collaboration #art #drawing #ink

This collab with @spectralgardens is coming along….. #collaboration #drawing #art #upcomingexhibition #pdx #lastthursday

This collab with @spectralgardens is coming along….. #collaboration #drawing #art #upcomingexhibition #pdx #lastthursday

Just trying something here with a video app…… #video #art #drawing #movingdrawing #experiment

Collab with @violinfingers (Trudy Creen). Come to last Thursday at Antler Gallery and check it out :) #pdx #upcomingexhibition #collaboration

Collab with @violinfingers (Trudy Creen). Come to last Thursday at Antler Gallery and check it out :) #pdx #upcomingexhibition #collaboration

Blurred teaser pic of most of the collabs I am working on for my show. Still a lot to do… #collaboration #art #drawing #upcomingexhibition #pdx

Blurred teaser pic of most of the collabs I am working on for my show. Still a lot to do… #collaboration #art #drawing #upcomingexhibition #pdx

Work in progress for collab #2 with @cmarkburtart ! #collaboration #art #drawing #ink #upcomingexhibition #pdx #lastthursday

Work in progress for collab #2 with @cmarkburtart ! #collaboration #art #drawing #ink #upcomingexhibition #pdx #lastthursday

Adding small touches to this awesome collab with great artist @cmarkburtart ! :) the show opens at Antler gallery on August 28th at 6pm with a preview show the previous night, also at 6pm. Hope to see you there! #collaboration #art #drawing #ink #upcomingexhibition #blackandwhite #eyeballs #pdx

Adding small touches to this awesome collab with great artist @cmarkburtart ! :) the show opens at Antler gallery on August 28th at 6pm with a preview show the previous night, also at 6pm. Hope to see you there! #collaboration #art #drawing #ink #upcomingexhibition #blackandwhite #eyeballs #pdx

Small detail of the last panel…. #triptych #art #drawing #ink #wip #upcomingexhibition #pdx

Small detail of the last panel…. #triptych #art #drawing #ink #wip #upcomingexhibition #pdx

Feeling tired and a tad grouchy and wishing this drawing would just finish itself. Gotta keep on so I can get it to the framer on time. #longnight

Feeling tired and a tad grouchy and wishing this drawing would just finish itself. Gotta keep on so I can get it to the framer on time. #longnight

Working on the last panel of the triptych…. #wip #art #drawing #upcomingexhibition #pdx #makingprogress #indiaink #triptych

Working on the last panel of the triptych…. #wip #art #drawing #upcomingexhibition #pdx #makingprogress #indiaink #triptych