Please join me at Capiz Studio for
this First Thursday Open Studios.

May 4, Al Porter painting showing with Stephen Capiz at Capiz studio Northrup King Building first thurdays

I will be showing the paintings below and others.

Thursday, May 4  5:00–9:00 P.M.
2nd showing Saturday May 6, 1:00–4:00 P.M.

Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St. NE
Studio No. 371 (Capiz)
Northeast Minneapolis 55413

Very Close

Oil on canvas, 2007, 36 x 36”

Bold strokes. Buttery texture. Not so subtle blending. Holding the world in a vast and uncertain universe. It’s about caring, connection, and observation.


Parental Guidance

Oil on canvas, 2013, 30 x 30”

Strong, sharp playful marks. Working with, and scratching out, the delicate nature of generational family communications. You know, family life…right!?


Mouth Kiss

Oil on canvas, 2012, 36 x 36”

Rough edges, uncertain, bold moves. Raw. Should I make a move? Can’t hold back. Some might say crude and sloppy, but they don’t know what love is (not like we do, right!?).


We’re Buddies, Right!?

Oil on Canvas, 2013 30 x 30”

Bold bright colors, soft but contrasting edges. Close and dynamic personal interaction. Maybe wrestling the way kids …or lovers do.


Family Time

Oil on Canvas, 2012 30 x 30”

Soft, subtle comfort. Evening in the woods glow. Maybe a childhood family camping trip; the time when you’re all in the tent snuggled-up telling ghost stories and bonding.



Oil on Canvas, 2012 30 x 30”

Soft, smooth, rubbed in marks, About tender personal contact.


Eleven Eleven

Mixed media on raw canvas, 2008, 48 x 48”

A lot of action. Time of great change and chaos. Big bold stuff. Is that the Flux Capacitor from the movie Back to the Future in action?! Maybe it is. Is there a seagull flying from a cavern to the light? Why, yes it is.


Next Piece

Oil on canvas, 2007, 30 x 40”

Ethereal forms and texture. Dreamlike bordering on surreal. An earlier piece that was moving in a direction I wanted to go with my work. Was an important Next Piece in my painting journey.


Madonna and Child

oil on canvas, 2012, 30 x 30”

Classic theme; mother and child.