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EVENTS
08/12/18
REPOSE // Group show ALS Benefit // OCT-NOV 2018
 
First Friday Art Walk

REPOSE

1a a state of resting after exertion or strain; especially rest in sleep
b eternal or heavenly rest 
2a a place of rest
b peace, tranquility 
c a harmony in the arrangement of parts and colors that is restful to the eye
3a lack of activity quiescence
b cessation or absence of activity, movement, or animation 
4composure of manner poise

This fall, Redux Gallery is pleased to present a very special group show, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the ALS Association of OR/WA. 

This show’s theme investigates difficult topics surrounding Death. It includes subject-matter related to the complex issues related to living with terminal illness like ALS, and also other death related topics surrounding the planning and inevitability of death, the grieving process and the importance of talking openly in coming to terms with end-of-life decisions.

We are asking invited artists to face their mortality and express thoughts on different ways that cultures and people grieve and think about death. It’s about celebrating a life well lived, but also about rejecting the notion that these are negative or taboo topics to be avoided. We all deserve a “Good Death” and encourage others within this public forum to  actively discuss the nature of grief, estate planning, ritualistic and commemorative celebration, traditions and burial practices popularized by both cultural norms and by the death industry as well as socially responsible alternative practices, and the importance of educating yourself about the options for you and your family when it’s time.

This show is dedicated to co-curator, friend and artist, Vashti Ross, will be in attendance at the show. Vashti is in her third year of living with ALS, and is excited to help oversee the event, contribute ideas and help raise awareness about ALS and some of the issues people with terminal and degenerative illnesses have. Please also check out Vashti Ross’s blog, which she has been contributing to since she was diagnosed. It’s a truly humbling and enriching experience. If interested, Here is where you can sponsor her for the ALS walk here in Portland on September 23rd.

We will also have a short discussion at 8pm introducing several of the participating artists  and inviting them to give short talks outlining the inspiration for their work within the show. Later we will open up for a public forum to anyone wishing to share their thoughts or stories.

We will also have copies on hand for sale of  “Morbid Curiosity“, the engaging trivia-style game and wonderful educational tool that can really help you and yours talk about all things death-related. Questions presented within the game offer encouragement to share thoughts, experiences, and humor. They also challenge one’s historical, factual, mythological, and cultural knowledge. We will be bringing guests a “Morbid Curiosity Moment” where we periodically read through a few throughout the event as discussion topics.

Here are the 16 contributing artists for the show:

Casey Capell

Mike Wellins

Heidi Elise Wirz

Kendra Binney

Helen Mask

Alea Bone

Alison Greyson

Emily Brown

Anneke Wilder

Kirsten Moore

Mavis Leahy

Mary Coleman

Isaac Fletcher Weiss

Brent Wear

Robyn Lee Williams

Lisa Laser

We are honored to present such fine artists for such a wonderful cause and hope that even if you cannot make it to the First Friday opening reception in person, you might consider stopping in sometime in Oct/Nov; show runs until Thanksgiving.

On Opening Day, all artwork will also be

posted and available for sale here in our online gallery.

EVENTS
07/20/18
HEARTBREAK CITY // Small Talk Collective: poster show // AUG-SEPT 2018
 
First Friday Art Walk

Redux Gallery Presents:

lose yourself in…

HEARTBREAK CITY

– a poster show –

 

Join us for a photography exhibition featuring the work of Portland’s own Small Talk Collective. “Heartbreak City” evokes the nostalgic feeling of warm summer nights, seedy motels, female desire, and being young and free. The exhibition will feature small editions of posters available to take home right away at affordable prices! 

 Neighboring shops will also be open late and participating in their own featured artist shows, vintage clothing sales, DJ’s, trunk shows, as well as a plant clipping swap from the Portland plant propagation. 

Small Talk Collective:

Briana Cerezo

Leslie Hickey

Kristina Hruska

Marico Fayre

Audra Osborne

Kelli Pennington

Jen Timmer Trail

 

Opening Reception // First Friday

August 3rd, 2018 // 6:00-9:00pm

On display August 3rd – September 30th

at REDUX BOUTIQUE & GALLERY; 811 E. Burnside #116

View full exhibition online at reduxpdx.com/reduxgallery

 

Small Talk is a photography collective formed in Portland, Oregon in 2015. As a group, we explore the nature of what it means to be a visual storyteller, pool resources, provide support and critique, and facilitate community events and discussions. We engage in the best kind of “small talk,” that which binds us together both as a collective and within a larger community of women and minority artists, fostering stronger work and collaboration. Our first book, We’re Always Touching by Underground Wires, was published in April 2018.

www.smalltalkcollective.com

EVENTS
05/10/18
EMERGENCE // Group show // June-July 2018
 
First Friday Art Walk

In some contexts, we wear our hearts on our sleeve, or in this imagined world, on top of our heads.

As if our thoughts and ideas could be worn like a headdress, this show explores what it would be like if our ideas were visible visual narratives.

Emoting both ones personal identity and cultural heritage, here we see a variety of magical portraits which convey the complex inner workings of ones mind as if they were literally Emerging from within.

For some, these ideas manifest as the spirit animals that give us strength, guidance and inspiration.

For others, they are represented as having a crystalline structure that erupts out of our being like the complex, many faceted souls that we are.

Join us for an exploration of self as we are introduced by four local artists to a variety of many-dimensional individuals who each wear many different hats.

Opening Reception;
First Friday
June 1st – 6-9pm

Redux Gallery
811 East Burnside st #116
www.reduxpdx.com

On First Friday, the show goes live on our online Gallery here:
www.reduxpdx.com/reduxgallery/

 

Kendra Binney

Kendra Binney was raised in a small mountain town with no shoe stores. Most of her time was spent barefoot treading through the miniscule world of spiders, snakes and all things hiding in the grass. She transfers this closeness with the small and obscure into her paintings. Through scenes of dripping landscapes and insecure, vulnerable characters, she illustrates a world draped in memories, remorse, and fragile realities. Seen through pastel washes and shiny candy coatings of resins, her works evoke both nostalgia and contempt. They are at once gentle and cruel, sweet and unsettling.

Though her paintings have been sold and exhibited around the world, Kendra herself spends most days in a small studio in Portland, OR.  There she paints, daydreams, and paints some more.

 

Marisa Govin

Marisa Anna Govin is an Artist, Art Educator and Designer born in the valleys of Southern Oregon. A chosen path, the life of Marisa has always been woven with art and culture. She grew up immersed in Latin American culture, creating connections that eventually lead her to move to South America where she spent over 12 years. Marisa studied Fine Arts at Universidad Museo Social Argentino and later continued her studies at Universidad de Cuyo specializing in Artistic Ceramics. An active artist and art educator during her formative years, Marisa established her path in the arts while finding her own expressive language and personal style that continues to define her art now.

Marisa’s life and art is focused on the ancestral knowledge of sustainability, ecology and the environment from a cultural perspective. Her artwork encourages the sustainability of the earth through the intrigue of the subject itself. It draws the sight to life; rich in diversity, forms, and colors as a way to connect more deeply with the world, promoting the discovery of natural resources and their conservation.  This body of work incorporates ideas of anthropomorphic integration with nature seen through a lens of cultural identity. It shows the spirit of the land that lives in our connections to our past and present.

Marisa continues to view art as an integral part of life experiences, drawing from a deep connection to nature and cultural tradition in the Americas as it is lived in this constantly changing world. With more than ten years of experience as an artist she has developed a strong sense of artistic identity which is shared in her exhibits and community events. Her work has been shown throughout the US, Canada, and South America and is part of private collections extending from the Americas to Europe. As an art educator, and currently working as the artistic director at a school, her methodologies prioritize enabling students to understand, identify and nurture their creative potential and to find innovative solutions to communicating through artistic expression.

 

Jaclyn Evalds 

In 2002, I graduated from Penn State University with a BA in Art and Media Studies. I moved to Portland in 2010, and at that time, my love of creating surfaced in the form of peculiar paintings of women. These women were inspired by early American folk portraiture, and were typically surrounded by birds or flowers. Eventually my interests in biology and natural history broadened, and my portraits became infused with images of anatomical hearts, detailed insects, and moody landscapes.

In the summer of 2012, I received a box of old family photographs, some dating back to the late 1800s. The recurring theme of family connections and ancestors pervaded my thoughts and my paintings, along with elements like ghostly forms and weirdly growing flora. I continue to explore my interest in folk art-inspired portraiture and the natural, sometimes strange, curiosities that surround our everyday lives. When not working, I enjoy cooking, live music, yoga, and spending time with my husband and our two cats.

 

Alison Greyson
I began carving skulls in 2016.  I had found a deer skull while mixing sound on a Discovery Network show in the Oregon woods.  One day, while working on a project in my tiny school bus house, I found myself holding my dremel while looking at the skull, and thought that perhaps I could combine the two.

I wasn’t anticipating the connection I felt to the skull when I started on my first piece.  I wasn’t expecting to have a conversation with the skull, to be guided by its path, or to be encompassed with the feeling of releasing energy trapped by the fear and trauma of its death.  I wasn’t expecting the skull to have so much say- I had a loose idea of the design, and then the skull took it from there.  Every skull I’ve carved since has been the same.  I’ll approach the skull with a rough design or a concept, and once I’ve started the details and the evolution feel like they’re out of my hands.

The whole journey has been rather unexpected.  I spent 15 years of my life as a adamant vegetarian.  Seeing taxidermy and skull mounts used to make me viscerally uncomfortable. Sometimes they still do, if the animal’s spirit doesn’t feel honored.  I’d never imagine that I’d now have such an intimate connection with death, let alone be handling it so closely.  Some of the skulls I work on are found in nature, and others I purchase professionally cleaned.  All my skulls are ethically sourced and are recycling death, and no animals were killed for their skulls.  Even so skull carving is messy, dusty work, and there’s no questioning that I’m handling something that used to be very much alive. My spiritual connection to the process has been even more unexpected.  I’ve never considered myself a particularly spiritual person, but I can’t deny the energy I feel when I carve.  I often feel like a vehicle for the skulls and the life they used to contain while I’m carving them.

As it turns out, I like a vocal canvas with such a strong say in its creation. The texture of each skull varies greatly, along with the strength.  This is a medium of no take backs! Though I have a background in visual art, it had been over a decade since I felt compelled to create non digital art, and I ran with it.  I quickly outgrew my tiny school bus house desk space, and I invested in a studio space within an artist collective in Portland, OR

In addition to skull carving, I am a location sound recordist,tiny house/skoolie advocate, a documentary film maker, a fighter, a dancer, a lover of life, and a newfound appreciator of death.

 

 

EVENTS
04/03/18
A WILD HARE// Tripper Dungan, Amelia Opie, Lisa Laser, Heide Davis // April-May 2018
 
First Friday Art Walk

A WILD HARE

 

featuring original works by

Heidi Davis
Tripper Dungan
Lisa Laser
and Amelia Opie

Opening Reception

April 6th, 2018

6:00-9:00PM
at 
REDUX BOUTIQUE 
and GALLERY
811 East Burnside St. #116
Portland, Oregon

Locals know all about the Magical Wonderland that is Portland in the Spring, and this show is all about the inspiration that four PDX artists will find and bring forth in a very special show opening up at Redux Gallery, April 6th from 6-9pm.
Entitled “A WILD HARE”, the theme brings forth surreal Easter-y musings that inform our playful, colorful, and creative souls.Swing by for the Opening reception or catch it at some point before closing, at the end of May. show runs two months.All the work will go live on First Friday in our Online Gallery, alongside other recent shows currently represented, where you can visit specific pieces or artists and even purchase some older unsold works long after the show closes.
www.reduxpdx.com/reduxgallery/

“Not so Lucky”  Tripper Dungan

Tripper Dungan:

Tripper Dungan was born in Santa Barbara, California. At the early age of 4 he got in trouble for coloring in his brothers He-Man coloring book. He hasn’t stopped making art since.

Tripper attend the Las Vegas Academy of Performing and Visual Arts and International Studies. this is where he received the bulk of his art training. After a short stint in SanDiego Tripper hitchhiked up to Eugene to pursue his art. In Eugene Tripper met DIY fashion designers, film makers, fire dancers, amateur circus performers, DJs, musicians, puppeteers, fairies, baristas, and freaks. Needless to say college didn’t hold his attention for long.

Tripper has been a part many local art events such as Portland’s Holocene’s annual mini golf design competition, where he made a 7 foot tall robot head to hit your golfball into. He made a temporary moving mural of a woodsman playing a ukulele at the Goodfoot lounge. Whenever the men’s room door opened the woodsman’s arm strummed the weed wacker strings on the 11 foot ukulele. At a show at screaming sky he hand carved a totem pole as part of show about animal tales. just to name a few.

Tripper is currently showing in galleries across the country and slinging art at heavily curated craft shows on the west coast. He even sometimes picks up the odd graphic design job for local independent record labels, websites, people that want a design for a tattoo, HUB brewing, and weekly papers like the Portland Mercury. His art has been featured on the cover of the Portland Mercury a handful of times.

Tripper is often working away on one art project or another late into the night as his wife and daughter dream sweetly in their beds.

IG:   @trippers

Website:  http://www.numberstar.com/index.html

FB:   https://www.facebook.com/tripper.dungan?ref=br_rs

“Hot Tub” Amelia Opie

Amelia Opie :

Amelia was was raised with 3 siblings and a myriad of all kinds of animals in rural Pennsylvania by loving parents who were both artists.

Her mother was an animal lover and advocate and kept a steady stream of various rescued and fostered animals flowing through their home. In addition to to the rescued animals, their family also had the usual assortment of cats, dogs, horses and guinea pigs, etc. The artistic talents of her parents provided a great influence and encouragement towards her creative pursuits.

Her earliest experiences as an artist and animal lover have clearly influenced her paintings today. Amelia usually paints anthropomorphic animal(s) in a semi rural setting. She loves a fantasy themes and generally doesn’t paint with a great deal of realism, because of the limitless possibilities of fantasy painting; ANYTHING can happen. Dogs can fly! Cats can wear clothing!

She studied painting at Tyler School of Art, and U.C. Davis, moving to Portland in 1994, where she found a home in the vibrant eclectic city.

She is now married and lives in SE Portland with her husband and autistic son, soon graduating from high school. Raising a special needs person has been the biggest challenge of her life, but for some cosmic reason, she feels she was the right person for the job.

IG:  @threepawprints

Website:  http://ameliaopie.com/home.html

FB:  https://www.facebook.com/amelia.opie.1

“Jack Rabbit Slims”  Lisa Laser

Lisa Laser:

 I love to paint. I love to take things out of context and rearrange them.  I like black coffee, Reading, binge TV, dancing, OIL paint, acrylic paint, banging on things, getting dirty, bones and antlers, old photographs, BIG hair, and furry 70’s porn.  I prefer to walk.  I like music loud  music or complete silence when I’m working.  Best things: bougainvillea, limes, the ocean, rivers, forests, bright buildings, funny people, cats, dogs, 72* Fahrenheit,  and skinny dipping.

I mostly paint but have begun to work more on sculptural wood pieces. My current series involves secret boxes,  animal towers and assembled triptychs. The boxes appear as towers but come apart to reveal hiding places.

I live in Portland, Oregon with my two kids and three cats. Please follow me on lisabunnylaser@instagram. Or check out my badly maintained Etsy site: LisaLaserArt. I currently show at Sidestreet Gallery, Portland Oregon and Stewart Jones Design, Joseph, Oregon and work with Siren Nation on art events in Portland.

Instagram:   lisabunnylaser

Website: http://www.lisalaserart.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/lisa.laser.52

Heide Davis:

Heide Davis is a painter living in Portland, Oregon. She is originally from Houston, TX where she attended the Art Institute of Houston and Glassell School of Art, MFAH.
Her work as a specialty finisher ( www.flickr.com/photos/hldavis ) and muralist has influenced her use of materials and encouraged experimentation in mixed media.
She is currently using and oils to create abstract landscapes and figurative work.

IG:https://www.instagram.com/heidedavis1
Website: http://www.heidedavis.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Heide-Davis-Artist

EVENTS
01/06/18
GROUP COLLAGE SHOW // Feb-March 2018
 
First Friday Art Walk  / Neighborhood News

 We are so excited to finally have a shiny new

FIRST FRIDAY ONLINE GALLERY

with Archives of some of our most recent shows, and all shows going forward, complete with beautiful pictures, descriptions, measurements and details for each piece. This is the place to look and see if the piece you had your eye on at the last show is still available.  As a general rule, if there’s no “SOLD” note in the caption, it means there’s a good chance it’s still available and we can still get it for you, even after a show has already closed. Shoot us an email for purchasing inquiries!

info@reduxpdx.com

 

Redux is proud to present our first Group show in 2018

Opening reception: First Friday February 2nd, from 6:00-9:00 pm

featuring 5 talented Portland-based collage and mixed-media artists:

 

Karen Wippich

 

Karen Wippich grew up moving across the US, spending time alone creating characters and fantasies. Most of her adult life has been spent working as a graphic designer. Her design work has been widely published in the US and internationally. A few years ago her focus changed to something she dreamed about as a child, to have a career as a fine artist.

Karen’s expressionist acrylic paintings show her graphic influence with figures inhabiting and blending into abstract environments, their bodies breaking into geometric shapes, incised by lines. Her paintings have been shown extensively in Oregon and California galleries as well as shows in New York, Los Angeles, Monterey, Telluride, Philadelphia and Washington DC. See more at Karenwippich.com

 

Kevin Sampsell

 

Kevin Sampsell is a long-time Portland author, bookseller, and small press publisher who paused his writing career to learn about and pursue collage making in 2014. He wrote the collage column, Paper Trumpets, for The Rumpus website for thirty installments and his collages have appeared in various magazines and websites including Kolaj Magazine, Black Candies, Chicago Quarterly Review, Ohio Edit, Clackamas Literary Review, 7×7, and others. His books include a memoir, A Common Pornography, and a novel, This Is Between Us. Recent fiction of his appears in Portland Review, Tin House, The Elephants, and Wigleaf. See more at kevinsampsellcollages.tumblr.com and kevinsampsell.com

 

Kevin Cascell

 

Kevin Cascell moved to Portland from San Diego in 1994 with out-rock ensemble TrumansWater. For over a decade he toured and recorded with Trumans, and designed album covers both Trumans and several other bands. He also wrote for, edited, and did the layout art for the music ‘zine Osmotic Tongue Pressure. For the past 5 years he has been pursuing collage most of the time. His work has been shown locally at Genie’s, Space Room, The Red E, Park 19, and elsewhere. Kevin’s collages are comprised of cutouts from discarded books and magazines, without digital manipulation, and all frames are thrifted or found. His work is non-conceptual and intricate, and is more reminiscent of surrealist painting than pop art. His work can be seen on Instagram @kcascellcollage

 

Jackie Treiber

 

Jackie Treiber is a self-taught collagist and writer residing in Portland, Oregon. Her work is radically feminine, concerned with the present and historical states of women’s power as exemplified through healing, myth and magic making. Her writing has appeared in The Literary Review and Nailed Magazine.  See more on her Instagram @jackal_ann.

 

Greg Hanson

 

Greg Hanson is a mixed media assemblage artist who likes to document his work online with in-process photographs; he also makes short videos on a YouTube channel with more than 800 subscribers. Greg builds amazing assemblages and mixed media collages from vintage photos, old toys and other pieces of antique ephemera that he collects and finds. Orchestrating relationships between incongruous objects, Hanson says of his art, “it’s all about being able to play as an adult.” Recently, Greg has been given an art grant that allows him to collect, rummage or what he refers to as “glean” from the Portland Oregon Metro Transfer Station close to where he lives. You can read more about Greg and the other four artists who were given this grant by popping over to their blog GLEANings where each of the artists are writing about their experiences “working with trash.” See more of his mixed media and collage work at Galleriagreg.com

 

 

The Opening Reception is Feb 2nd for this very special two-month show at Redux Gallery. Join us from 6-9:30 PM to hang out with all of these local artists and bask in the glory of their new work. We will be servin’ up the usual wine, snacks and good cheer. See you in February!!!

 

EVENTS
09/15/17
FELINE FAMILIARS// group benefit show October/November 2017
 
First Friday Art Walk

//FELINE FAMILIARS// 

a group benefit show this First Friday in October/November 2017

It is with great pleasure that Redux announces our upcoming benefit group show entitled “FELINE FAMILIARS”. This show will be in appreciation of felines, and will recognize black cats in particular, with half of the proceeds benefitting CAT, (the Cat Adoption Team) a feline only no-kill shelter in Sherwood, OR.

We are honored to make this announcement on Black Cat Appreciation Day, August 17th, and encourage folks to visit the CAT website for more information on how to adopt black cats with no fees today!

*Thanks to Jenna Barton for use of your image for show promotion!

A bit about the show:
The theme and title concept harkens back to a time when witches were thought to keep black cats as their “familiars”. Unfortunately this has created a superstition in modern-day society that associates black cats as “unlucky” and thus has had a significant impact on the adoptability of black cats. We hope to raise awareness on the topic, as well as have fun with the obvious playful potential in doing a cat themed show. We also hope artists will rise to the challenge of retaining the dark and moody feel of the October/November time-frame within their pieces, as well.
For this 2-month show, an opening reception will be held 6-9pm at Redux Gallery on October 6th, and the show will run through the end of November, 2017.

We will also have a photobooth by PARTY CAT, a Portland based photobooth featuring handmade backdrops and props. You better believe there is gonna be some adorable Halloween and black cat themed props for this one!


We have 37 participants all creating at least one piece for the show, the majority are based in the Pacific NW. the following show links to their online presence as well as their Instagram handle:

Agnes Hamilton @aggie.q.tattoo
Alea Bone @aleabone
Alex Fletcher @Paleocat
Alicia Justus @theamazingjustus
Amelia Opie @threepawprints
Apaki (Ayumi, Aaron & Aki)@apakstudio
Beth Myrick  @yeahrightokay
Brent Wear @brentwear / @fancy_mammal
Casey Capell @wolfteacreations
Cate Anevski @beeskneesindustries
Dominic De Venuta @kungfutoast
Eling Chang @elingeling
Emily Brown @birdmafia
Emily Small  @beetleinkco
Heidi Elise Wirz @heidielisewirz
Isabela Fawn @fawnisabela
Jesse Reno @jessereno
Jessie Fox-Nystrom @whatifcreations
Kendra Binney @kendra_binney
Kevin Cascell  @kcascellcollage
Kirsten Moore @piperewan / @fancy_mammal
Lea Barozzi @leabarozzi
Michele Maule  @michelemaule
Mike Wellins @peculiarium
Miranda L. Tarrow @mrrranda
Morgaine Faye @morgaine_faye
Nanette Wallace @nanettewallace
Paige Cambern @redbird_props
Pamela Davis @pameladavis333
Renee Staeck @renazerbean
Shana Lee Hampton @shanaleehampton
Shawn Hampton @8bit0
Stephanie Brockway @stephaniebrockway
Susan Freedman @susan.freedman
Tera Stenzel @terastenzel
Tripper Dungan @tripperd
Wendi Anderson @wanderingwonton

**SNEAK PEEKS BY ARTISTS**

(posted regularly now until showtime on our Instagram and Facebook pages.)

RSVP for the event on Facebook here!

A bit about the benefit:
Half of the total proceeds shall go towards the benefit. Redux will donate at least half of it’s portion as well as many of the participating artists.

The mission of the CAT adoption team is to save the lives of homeless, unwanted, sick, and injured cats and to work with our community to provide feline expertise and quality programs and services for people and cats.

Currently they achieve this mission by
• Providing shelter, medical care, evaluation, and treatment to cats who have become homeless
• Finding homes for the cats and kittens in our care
• Providing people who care for cats with resources, education, and support to help keep human-animal bonds strong and prevent cats from becoming homeless
• Offering low-cost spay/ neuter services to cat owners in need to prevent the births of unwanted litters
• Working closely with other animal organizations to implement projects and programs that positively impact cats at a community and regional level

EVENTS
08/01/17
GIRLS OF SUMMER // Alea Bone, Stephanie Brockway, Heide Davis // AUG/SEPT 2017
 
First Friday Art Walk

//First Friday Group Show //

AUG/SEPT 2017

Girls of Summer: Art Inspired by Love

Alea Bone

Stephanie Brockway

Heide Davis

We are so excited for this months First Friday Featured Group Show,

Girls of Summer: Art Inspired By Love”

This collective show features the work of three incredible local artists who specialize in mixed media, painting and creative repurposing.

There will be prints available as well as amazing original creations fashioned from wood, metal, paint and canvas.

Don’t miss this inspiring  two and 3-D imagery from Portland’s own female power-trio!

Stop by the shop on opening night to COOL OFF in our fabulous A/C (brrrr!!!) and set your eyes on some amazing art,

schmooze with your friends at the ‘Dux and enjoy a refreshing drink and snack on us!

Stephanie’s words:
As an Artist who carves wood and paints. I’m part anthropologist, part collector.

I don’t set out to recycle or upcycle, as much as I can hold an object and see possibilities. I’m driven to build or create something where there once was nothing.. A common thread is unexpected colors or materials. I am easily bored, if I’m not challenging or pushing myself. Creating a problem that needs solving.
My paintings are loose, layered bold colors and brush strokes
The worn discarded fragments , used for many years, layers of paint telling their story. It’s exciting to see what emerges. Wood carving is a subtractive medium; unforgiving. Each piece of wood is a bit of a mystery, with different grains and ages, each presenting the challenge I crave.
I strive for craftsmanship and try to elevate the forgotten, into an heirloom.
My style is primitive, naive with touches of urban, destruction and decay creeping in.
I seek simplicity, in a world that is too often mass produced and violated

BoneWerx by Alea Bone is mixed-media assemblage art made from found objects and upcycled materials.
What started as an Eco-conscious effort to rescue cast off ephemera from gutters and landfills, has
grown into an exploration of the stories that discarded objects have to tell, specifically: Bottle caps.
The aim is to elevate unexpected materials and blur the lines between the sacred and the profane,
high brow and outsider art. It is my intention to create an edgy and irreverent version of a new American folk art.

Heide Davis is a painter living in Portland, Oregon.

She is originally from Houston, TX where she attended the Art Institute of Houston and Glassell School of Art, MFAH.

Her work as a specialty finisher and muralist has influenced her use of materials and encouraged experimentation in mixed media.

She is currently using Acrylic and oils to create abstract landscapes and figurative work.

EVENTS
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
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 // 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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