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SPLIT: The Paintings of Bennet Norrbo aka Mr. Hat and p:ear youth

  • p:ear gallery
  • 338 NW 6th Ave.
  • Portland, OR 97209
Pear - Creatively Mentoring Homeless Youth

Bennet Norrbo was once the most sought-after artist in Portland. A comic genius, he depicted scenes of children and pets in dance, play and joy, however he also painted under the pseudonym, “Joe Hat,” with images of a darker sort. Recently deceased, he gave his entire collection of art to p:ear.  Select pieces from his estate will be on exhibit with works by p:ear youth that capture a “split,” containing subject matter that is both beautiful and difficult. This show is presented by Katayama Framing.