Using stencil and mixed media, Portland based pop artist Ace Troy has built a relentless body of work out of powerful juxtapositions. “There is a beautiful through line in Ace’s work - a searing sense of humor, intelligence, activism,” said John Beane co-owner of So It Goes. “The form is at first recognizable - stencil art from the graffiti world, Banksy, melded with pop art associations, celebrity, nostalgia. But then melded with found objects - wood, records. There is a dissonance, a jarring that happens when we see these influences slam together, and in that moment the message ekes through.