GROUP ART SHOW & BENEFIT for Q CENTER!
It’s that time of year again!
Halloween and the Day of the Dead mark this magical time across cultures, and also rings in our favorite time of the year!!! We’re getting into the spirit with all kinds of delightfully dark new additions as well as our long anticipated
CURIOUS BEASTS Group show and benefit
featuring 18 local artists.
Join us for a night of art and merriment as we gather to meet, drink and celebrate a diverse array of Curious Beasts. This year’s theme is about the physical representation of the Curious beasts that inhabit the psyche. From the playful imagined fabrications of a childhood exquisite corpse, to the haunting combinations of wretched and impossible creature parts.
Artists have taken one of two paths;
Either the bizarre, the savage and the hideous, or the beautiful, delightful and exotic.
Each piece will have an accompanying short backstory to explain the creature’s plight, physicality or raison d’etre. One artist’s creature might be the product of a genetic mutation from the research study of a rogue, mad scientist. It could describe the subject of a rare deformity from birth, 2000 years in the future. Or it might feature the love child of an interplanetary mixing of human and alien races.
It could be an interpretation of a legendary creature, or it might be something directly from one’s own mind’s eye.
Our artists have dug deep to reveal the beast within. These manifestations from the deepest recesses of our 18 participating Portland artists each have both an identity and a backstory, as conjured by their creators, that will be revealed at the First Friday opening reception.
OCTOBER 4th, 2019
6-9pm; Opening Reception
811 E. Burnside st #116
*Show runs for two months OCT-NOV
Each fall Redux Gallery hosts a benefit show, where Redux donates it’s entire proceeds, and the artists share a percentage of their choosing. The beneficiary recipients are voted upon by the artists themselves.
www.reduxpdx.com/reduxgallery <- Lives the show online, going live on reception day.
A portion of the proceeds of art sales go to the Q Center, a local non-profit offering a wide variety of community support & services to LGBTQ2SIA people of all ages, races, genders and abilities. The Q Center is defined by an interconnection of these Core values that represent the Center; Safety, Resilience, Anti-Oppression, Learning and Empowerment, Inclusion and Transparency. This important resource center offers programs, services and safe spaces to the entire community, especially to those indentifying as non-binary or genderqueer. For more information about the Center go here –> www.pdxqcenter.org
Refreshments Sponsored by Precept Wine, featuring 3 varieties of their CA-based “Curious Beasts” wine to be served to our guests at the reception: A “Blood Red” Wine, a Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon said to be “Dark as night, rich as sin, and scary good.”