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01/19/17
TERA STENZEL // First Friday Featured Artist for February – March!
 
First Friday Art Walk

Redux is pleased to present our next First Friday Featured Artist

// TERA STENZEL //

Opening Reception

February 3rd, 2017

6:00PM – 9:30PM

We are excited to showcase the sculptural works by amazing local artist, Tera Stenzel! Tera creates delightfully weird and funky sculptures she calls “Mushroom People”, and they are just that. Each mushroom sculpture has different facial features and characteristics and are named oh so appropriately to match their persona.

// ABOUT THE WORK //

Tera Stenzel’s Mushroom People first appeared in the 2015 Magic & Mystery Show at Manzanita’s Hoffman Center for the Arts. Stenzel says, “Mushrooms are an amazing part of our ecosystem; they keep everything in balance. There are no two mushrooms alike,much like humans, so maybe we’re not so different after all. Through humor and whimsy, Stenzel asks the world: “Couldn’t we use a bit more magic in our lives?”

// ABOUT THE ARTIST //

I am a self-taught artist from the Midwest; I moved to the Pacific Northwest almost 10 years ago and I’ve been in love ever since.

Life, nature and humor have always influenced my art. I gravitate more towards the three dimensional. I like creating something that has mass and life to it–a piece you can look at and think up endless storylines for.

I work with a range of mediums, including: acrylic paint, raw wool, yarn… old siding from a house. I like repurposing discarded materials and try to incorporate them as much as possible. I use Sculpey for all sculpted work, but don’t use molds so each piece has its own personality.

Ever since I was little I liked making things. I just want to create and if people find joy in what I do, then gravy.

Check out her website to see more of her work!

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07/26/16
Featured Artist RENEE STAECK // Dec-Jan 2016/17
 
First Friday Art Walk

Redux is pleased to present:

// Renee Staeck //

First Friday Featured Artist December-January

//Opening Reception//

December 2nd, 2016

6:00-9:30

Renee Staeck

SEEK, gouache and graphite on paper, 11×14″

Please join us for artist reception of “In Search Of…”, paintings by Portland artist Renee Staeck! Renee’s work is dreamy, etherial and yet rooted in reality – a beautiful juxtaposition we are excited to showcase. Named after Leonard Nimoy’s 1970s television series that examined a spectrum of mysterious phenomena, IN SEARCH OF… illustrates imagined acts of exploration into esoteric mysteries. Each piece portrays a form of participation in occult practices, such as magic, spiritualism, alchemy, and divination. Check out her website to see more of her incredible work!

// ABOUT THE ARTIST //

Renee Staeck is a mixed-media artist and illustrator based in Portland, Oregon. She received a BFA in Fine Art/Drawing from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (Milwaukee, WI) in 2003, and has been working artist ever since.

Renee’s illustrative work varies from art nouveau and Persian miniature-inspired vignettes to abstract landscapes. Drawing most of her influence from the “hidden” beauty, mystery, and humor that underlies everyday life, Renee creates images that often leave the viewer with more questions than answers.

Renee Staeck

Summon, gouache, graphite, and gold leaf on paper, 11×14″

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06/22/16
// WOLFTEA // FIRST FRIDAY FEATURED ARTISTS // OCT-NOV 2016 //
 
First Friday Art Walk

Redux is pleased to present:

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An Art Installation by Casey+Bryan of WolfTea

First Friday Featured Artists October-November

//Opening Reception//

October 7th, 2016

6:00-9:30

Casey and Bryan are mixed media artists working with found and repurposed objects. Each object, whether its a skull, bits of metal, antique beads, or thrifted frames and tins, becomes a new precious entity honoring it’s original form. These pieces will be displayed for two months as an installation in our front window and on our gallery walls. We could not be more stoked for this exhibition, which will be just in time for Halloween! Stop by the shop opening night during the First Friday Art Walk for some seriously spooky art and the meet the artists behind this incredible work!

 

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//ARTIST STATMENT//

Wolftea is a small business working out of our tiny home within the damp woodlands of Washington. We are a husband and wife duo and have been running our little business together for the last 3 years. 

Our work is meant to bring a new life, a new perspective to materials and items that may otherwise become overlooked or forgotten, lost an abandoned. We strive to keep most all of our materials secondhand and salvaged, meaning they all come from a variety of places. 

Bones and animal remains are collected from ethical and secondhand sources from roadkill to nature finds,  from bone dumps to garage sales.  90% of beads and mismatched findings are reclaimed from old broken jewelry,  found objects, barter, thrift shops, garage sales,flea markets and gifts. We also hand-make a portion on our beads and charms from clay, wood, bone and scrap metals. Fabrics and leathers are collected from old found coats, thrift shops,  free boxes, secondhand craft stores, garage sales, trades,gifts, left overs from other crafters and scrap bins. Feathers are obtained from molting birds to small family farms, from found feathers in our coop to secondhand thrift stores.  

The reason behind using salvaged materials is that each bead, each bone or each charm has its own history to contribute both aesthetically and energetically.  As you wear,display or gift these creations to new homes, you are enriching the history already embedded within. 

We hope our work brings inspiration to you<3 

Visit their website to see more amazing work, and make sure to stop by the shop for an amazing show!

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06/22/16
// Jason Greene // Aug-Sept 2016 First Friday Featured Artist //
 
First Friday Art Walk

// JASON GREENE //

//FIRST FRIDAY FEATURED ARTIST : AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2016//

Opening Reception // August 5th // 6:00-9:30

 

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We are stoked to announce our next featured artist – Portland artist Jason Greene! We’ll be showcasing some of his new drawings and paintings focusing on beautifying seemingly mundane objects. Check back here for updates on the show and on his website to see more of his incredible work!

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// ABOUT THE ARTIST //

Jason Greene is an artist, musician, toy-maker, and tinkerer. Raised in Mississippi, he has been living in Portland for the past 16 years. During that time, he’s had several solo exhibitions and been a part of many group shows. Much of his work has appeared as public art throughout the city of Portland as well as in Los Angeles. Leaning away from his most recent business, Board Games, which recycled skateboards into toys such as slingshots and yoyos, he is putting more energy back into painting and drawing. His artwork often centers around the beauty of seemingly mundane objects and the expressive play of line and form.

 

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05/12/16
// SUSAN FREEDMAN //FIRST FRIDAY FEATURED ARTIST // JUNE-JULY 2016 //
 
First Friday Art Walk

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// SUSAN FREEDMAN //

//FIRST FRIDAY FEATURED ARTIST- JUNE-JULY 2016//

 

Redux is pleased to present these amazing encaustic mixed media pieces by Portland artist Susan Freedman! Help us celebrate her work at her opening reception during the First Friday Art Walk!

//JUNE 3RD 2016//

//6:00pm – 9:30pm//

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Susan Freedman was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She graduated from Portland state university and began work in graphic design, but has always created fine art as well. She has worked in encaustic for over 15 years and has shown her work in galleries and shops throughout Portland.

Encaustic is mix of beeswax, resin and pigment which is heated until it’s in a liquid form. The resin in the mixture raises the melting temperature of the wax, which helps to prevent it from melting in heat once the artwork has cooled.

Encaustic is incredibly versatile; it can be polished to a high gloss, carved, scraped, layered, collaged, dipped, cast, modeled, sculpted, textured, and combined with oil. Because It cools immediately there is no drying time, yet it can always be reworked. it’s like drawing, painting and sculpting all at once.

Check out more of her work on her website, or in the shop!

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03/11/16
RACHAEL PERISHO // FEATURED ARTIST // APRIL-MAY 2016
 
First Friday Art Walk

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Redux is excited to announce our next First Friday Featured Artist

// RACHAEL PERISHO //

OPENING RECEPTION

APRIL 1ST // 6:00-9:30

 

Rachael Perisho, "Hair-Kate and Baxter"

We are so excited to have Rachael’s incredibly gorgeous and intricate ink + graphite drawings adorn the Redux walls for April and May! Stop by the opening this First Friday for an awesome show, to meet the artist, and to have a few snacks and drinks on us!

Rachael Perisho is an artist and illustrator living in Portland. She received a BFA in Painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2011. Her work centers around ideas of memory, sentimentality, longing and manipulating  “the gaze”. She is interested in the push and pull between states of intimacy and inaccessibility, and the relationship between ambivalence and desire. Visit her website to see more of her beautiful work!

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01/11/16
ALEA BONE // FEATURED ARTIST // FEB-MARCH 2016
 
First Friday Art Walk

//BONEWERX BY ALEA BONE – VALENTINE’S FEATURED ARTIST  //

Redux is pleased to present incredible original works by Portland artist Alea Bone for a special Valentine’s Weekend art opening!

//OPENING RECEPTION – FEB 12TH 6:00-9:30//

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Under the name BoneWerx, Alea creates mixed-media assemblage art from found objects and upcycled materials. Vintage beer cans, scavenged bottle caps and reclaimed denim, leather and velvet are transformed into unexpected combinations. Inspired by the alternative sub-cultural aesthetics of Day of the Dead, Voodoo, Punk and Beer, she blurs the lines between the sacred and the profane, high brow and outsider art. The result is her own edgy and irreverent version of a new American folk art.

What started as an Eco-conscious effort to rescue cast off materials from gutters and landfills, has grown into an exploration into the stories that found objects have to tell. Besides a plentiful availability, beer cans and bottle caps specifically have emerged as a featured element in Bonewerx.

Alea and her husband moved to PDX in 1995 from Yosemite National Park so she could pursue a degree from the Pacific Northwest College of Art. They chose Portland, in large part because even then, it was an emerging Mecca for beer lovers. Hops grow in the Bone family yard, and they never miss the Oregon Brewer’s Festival. Alea saw ‘Beer Art’ as a huge opportunity that hadn’t been tapped yet and the perfect way to combine her interests.

Usually considered mundane, metal pieces bearing their original maker’s logos, Alea saw a kitschy charm in the cans/caps. It soon became apparent that when elevated into creative compositions, they took on a deeper significance as people started sharing their personal stories with her. Whether you are a part of it or not, beer culture and the role it plays in our individual histories is something we can all identify with and relate to on some level. The memories connected to old beer labels tend to evoke nostalgia for simpler times, youthful rebellion, old bands, fishing buddies and pool games that got out of hand in dive bars. Perhaps it’s the brand your grandpa always had on hand or the beer you shoplifted when underage, just to see if it tasted as bad as everyone said it did, beer, in one way or another is a part of our collective consciuosness.

Objects themselves cannot tell us their own stories. It is our memories, (our secrets) that breathe life into them and give them value. It is the aim of Bonewerx to stir up a few of those stories for you.

We’re so excited to hang her new work, and to share it with you all just in time for V-Day!

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11/18/15
ISABELA FAWN // FIRST FRIDAY FEATURED ARTIST // DEC-JAN
 
First Friday Art Walk

// FIRST FRIDAY FEATURED ARTIST – ISABELA FAWN //

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Help us celebrate Isabela’s incredible collection of oil paintings and graphite drawings entitled “Zoological Society ” this First Friday!

Opening Reception // December 4th 

// 6:00-9:30 //

Dance around the shop to live music by DJ RODOX!

Get your photo snapped at the Holiday Photo Booth set up by Party Cat!

Holiday snacks and warm adult beverages provided!

About The Artist

         I have been experimenting with the theme of anthropomorphic animals for several years. Although animals have been represented as people within the context of mythology and folklore for thousands of years, I feel as if I am discovering something new with each picture I create. I have always loved animals and I see them as characters with human qualities. When I was very young, I had countless stuffed animal toys but wanted nothing to do with human dolls whatsoever. Sometimes, even now, I feel I relate to animals better than humans and, very often, individuals in my dreams fluctuate between being people and animals. 

        I work with a wide variety of imagery including pictures from old books and magazines, anonymous found snapshots, as well as my own photographs. I explore themes concerning memory, dreams, time and place by combining various images from which I draw or paint. When I replace a person’s face with that of an animal, I am attempting to take a moment of time that is specific to that person and stretch it into an experience that is universal. The fact that there is an animal in the scene rather than a recognisable person hopefully makes it easier for the viewer to sympathise with the situation I am depicting. The substitution of the animal also helps to create a sense of timelessness as this process has the ability to transport the most contemporary of images into a world of mythology. For me, the world I depict in my drawings and paintings is my own personal parallel universe.

Below are a handful of her works that will be adorning the Redux gallery walls, stop by the shop to see the full show!

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05/18/15
EMILY BROWN of BIRD MAFIA // June+July Featured Artist
 
First Friday Art Walk

//FIRST FRIDAY FEATURED ARTIST – EMILY BROWN of BIRD MAFIA//

 

Help us celebrate this coming First Friday with original designs in handcut paper by BIRD MAFIA to adorn our walls for two months this summer!

Opening Reception // June 5th, 2015

The show will be up for your viewing pleasure for 2 months, through June and July.

Working under the name Bird Mafia, paper cut artist Emily Brown draws inspiration from the beauty in nature and her travels to create meticulously cut lines and textures in her hand-cut paper art. Each image is hand-drawn and hand-cut with an xacto knife (no lasers, no stencils, no die cut, no joke.)

We are excited to exhibit these original shadowboxed pieces, which feature layer upon layer of intricate paper cuts. In person, these works illustrate the dimensionality of carefully layered scenes to illustrate a new way of imagining a window into the natural world. We also already carry her beautiful pillows in the shop, which are silkscreened on cotton flour-sack towels, and feature many of her detailed animal images.

Emily’s work has been featured in a variety of publications including the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, Dwell and Design Sponge.

In her words:

“Many years ago my husband started making stencils. Shortly after, his xacto knife disappeared. I fell deeply in love with creating cut paper art. To this day he still can’t seem to hold on to his own xacto knife.

When building this love of cut paper into a business, I began using my papercuts to make screens for printing. Each bird mafia design starts as a papercut. Each design is cut out of paper, burned on to a screen and then printed. About two years ago, (with a little push from some very good friends and my lovely husband) I started selling my artwork alongside my printed items.

I find inspiration in the forests of northern California, Oregon, and Washington, as well as their coasts and cities I love to explore.”

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03/24/15
SANDY PERAZA // FIRST FRIDAY FEATURED ARTIST // OCT-NOV
 
First Friday Art Walk  / Neighborhood News

 

//FIRST FRIDAY FEATURED ARTIST – SANDY PERAZA//

Redux is pleased to present our October/November featured artist Sandy Peraza, aka; CHAPIES! These dark, mystical paintings will bring you into a new dimension with their reverence for surreal, suspended forms elevated in the darkness.  Her paintings often incorporate shades of pink an grey which pop in contrast against the blackness all around, metaphorically elevating objects out of their mundane contexts and into one celebrated, central focus. In support of breast cancer awareness and in honor of her favorite painting instructor who is a survivor, she has devoted her color palate accordingly.  These beautiful, original works will be adorning the walls of Redux in early October *just* in time for Halloween!

OPENING RECEPTION:

6-9:30PM, FIRST FRIDAY

OCTOBER 2nd, 2015

 

//ABOUT THE ARTIST//

Sandy Peraza is a self taught Portland based artist. She grew up on a small island off the Eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in Southern Mexico before she made the move to the Pacific Northwest, where her adventure into art-making began. 

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