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 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 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.
Kevin Cascell makes collages from old books and magazines. Themes within imagery emerge gradually, and he considers it his job to clarify them visually. The ultimate goal is to create a dialogue between the artist and the viewer’s subconscious minds. Kevin grew up in Southern California and graduated from UC Berkley in 1991. He started making collages for the seminal music magazine Osmotic Tongue Pressure, which he started. In 1994 he joined the rock band Trumans Water. For the next decade, he recorded eight records and designed three album covers, Kevin is now focusing on his art full-time. He lives with his cat and his cut-outs in NE Portland. See more at Kevin Cascell’s Infinity Trigger Collage Series and on Instagram @kcascellcollage
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 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!!!