Controlled Spaces is an exhibition featuring work by artist Mario Wagner. Wagner is curently living and working in Berkeley, California where he has created a large body of new works. These collages are a combination of vintage print media and acrylic paints. Wagner infuses the narratives of his paintings with vast ambiguous landscapes paired with pop color shapes surrounding retro-futurist sci-fi characters. He prefers working with analog methods instead of resorting to the more popular digital techniques that many artists use today. He cuts the printed black and white imagery with scalpel blades and scissors then adheres the images to the painted canvases with glue. His influences include sci-fi fantasy and a fascination with cinema. The exhibition opens at Breeze Block Gallery located in Portland, Oregon on Thursday, August 1st from 6 to 10pm.