The Portal Art Gallery

The Portal Art Gallery

Located in the thoroughfare through Bakery Office One from Bakery Square Boulevard to East Liberty Boulevard, The Portal Art Gallery is a space dedicated to showcasing captivating, local artwork. The inaugural exhibition features pieces crafted by members of the Bakery Square family: Nellie Lou Slagle, Susie Perelman and Danielle Perelman. The program is set to grow further in 2024, fostering ongoing collaboration with the community and showcasing an array of talented, local artists.

The exhibits are changed throughout the year and all of the art in the galleries is for sale. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the Larimer Consensus Group.

Current Exhibit:

Connections

Connections is a collaborative exhibit that weaves together a family legacy of artistic expression and exploration. Curated by Michael Hertrich, the artwork of three generations from one family unit aims to share and compare perspectives on identity, community, and legacy. Each artist displays solo work stemming from their own artistic journey in recent years, using a variety of different mediums and styles specific to the individual. Additionally, the three artists have worked collaboratively on two different series which are on display. In these works, Danielle’s photographs are used as a foundation and substrate for collective expression. From there, Susie and Nellie Lou have distorted, erased and enhanced portions of the images to allow viewers to both witness and question the subject matter. The net result of the shared creative process are artworks that display poignant multi-perspective, multi-generational collaborations. Collectively this exhibit encourages viewers to explore perspectives on humanity, reflection of self, and the ties that bind.

Connections will be on display through the end of the year and was curated by Michael Hertrich. 

Inaugural Exhibit

Over 30 Works of Art

33% of art proceeds go towards Larimer Consensus Group

Curated By Michael Hertrich

Artist Statements

Nellie Lou Slagle

This show is both a collaboration and an individual expression of the self and the world as I see it expressed through the visual language of abstraction. The crash of colors and markings define my work. This process allows me to conceal yet reveal selectively that which can’t easily be expressed any other way. Painting out loud takes courage. My voice is here.

About the Artist

Susie Perelman

In all of my work and reflected in the Connections exhibit, inspiration and destruction are constantly battling together to create a push and pull between the uplifting magic and immense weight of the world. In the artistic process, lightness is created when one has freedom from literalness, despite at times focusing on heavy subject matter. This show, like all of my work, invites viewers to interact with the art and contemplate life, evoking reaction and connection.

About the Artist

Danielle Perelman

The photographs in this exhibit spotlight two seemingly opposite worlds. The first, animals living in the plains of the Serengeti. The second, protestors in community marches throughout Pittsburgh and Providence. And yet, what ties them together are questions of character and provocation, as viewers are forced to confront their own identity as outsiders looking in to these disparate worlds. The role of the photographer is voyeuristic in nature, and yet bearing witness is essential in documenting the world in which we inhabit. The photographs in this show aim to capture something both intimate and grand, and allow viewers to question their own roles as both the spectators and participants in life.

About the Artist

Price List

If you are interested in purchasing any artwork, please contact us for additional details.  Additional copies and sizes are available. All sales are final.


Ascend

Nellie Lou Slagle

Canvas, 34" x 32"

$2,000


Descend

Nellie Lou Slagle

Canvas, 28" x 34"

$1,600


Night

Nellie Lou Slagle

Canvas, 28" x 34"

$1,600


Day

Nellie Lou Slagle

Canvas, 32" x 38" 

$2,400
 


Outset

Nellie Lou Slagle

Paper, 30" x 38"

$2,100

Confusion

Nellie Lou Slagle

Paper, 30" x 50.5"

$3,625

Solution

Nellie Lou Slagle

Paper, 30" x 59"

$4,000

Power

Nellie Lou Slagle

Canvas, 33" x 33"

$2,600

Porous

Susie Perelman

Paper, 32” x 40”

$1,995




Eyes of the World

Susie Perelman

Paper, 40” x 32”

$1,995




Grit

Susie Perelman

Paper, 40” x 32”

$1,995




Brick and Mortar

Susie Perelman

Paper, 52" x 42"

$3,475

Shine on Me

Susie Perelman

Canvas, 33" x 33"

$1,250

Lovelight

Susie Perelman

Canvas, 30" x 34"

$1,250

Concrete

Susie Perelman

Convas, 39” x 49”

$2,750

Protect

Danielle Perelman

Photograph, 38" x 56"

$1,500




Respect

Danielle Perelman

Photograph, 56" x 38"

$1,500

Gaze

Danielle Perelman

Photograph, 36" x 56"

$1,500

Wonder

Danielle Perelman

Photograph, 38" x 56"

$1,500

Territory

Danielle Perelman

Photograph, 38" x 56"

$1,500

Spotted

Danielle Perelman

Photograph, 38" x 56"

$1,500

Still

Nellie Lou Slagle, Susie Perelman, Danielle Perelman

Mixed Media, 48" x 68"

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Rise

Nellie Lou Slagle, Susie Perelman, Danielle Perelman

Mixed Media, 48" x 68"

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Uprise

Nellie Lou Slagle, Susie Perelman, Danielle Perelman

Mixed Media, 48" x 68"

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Rest/Unrest I

Nellie Lou Slagle, Susie Perelman, Danielle Perelman

Mixed Media, 32" x 32"

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Rest/Unrest II

Nellie Lou Slagle, Susie Perelman, Danielle Perelman

Mixed Media, 32" x 32"

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Rest/Unrest III

Nellie Lou Slagle, Susie Perelman, Danielle Perelman

Mixed Media, 32" x 32"

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Rest/Unrest IV

Nellie Lou Slagle, Susie Perelman, Danielle Perelman

Mixed Media, 32" x 32"

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Rest/Unrest V

Nellie Lou Slagle, Susie Perelman, Danielle Perelman

Mixed Media, 32" x 32"

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Rest/Unrest VI

Nellie Lou Slagle, Susie Perelman, Danielle Perelman

Mixed Media, 32" x 32"

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Rest/Unrest VII

Nellie Lou Slagle, Susie Perelman, Danielle Perelman

Mixed Media, 32" x 32"

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Rest/Unrest VIII

Nellie Lou Slagle, Susie Perelman, Danielle Perelman

Mixed Media, 32" x 32"

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