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EVENTS
03/11/20
DØLL HAÜS// Group Show// APRIL & MAY 2020
 
First Friday Art Walk

DØLL HAÜS IS

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID

Redux Boutique has put gallery events on hold for the foreseeable future.

“Forest Floor series” by Claire Carkulis

DØLL HAÜS


This extraordinary work of these talented makers, will be on display for two months, in April and May at Redux Gallery. Join us for an opening night on the First Friday in April as we gather to meet this collection of tiny companions, fantastical beasts, precious talismans and art objects, as well as the artists who made them.

Amanda Sue Meyers

Baby Dear Harvest – Trish & Megan

Beth Grimsrud

Claire Carkulis

Diana Crites

Geri Jarvis

Jen Hill

Kirsten and Betty Moore

Lindsay Jaramillo

Margaret Meyer

Melissa Laureen Thomas

Stephanie Brockway

 


process shot by Stephanie Brockway

“Dolls and doll making have a rich history in virtually every culture, and hold an enormous variety of meanings for both the maker and collector. 

A vast range of form and function of dolls across cultures resulting in everything from Matyroyshka dolls to voodoo dolls. Traditionally in western culture, dolls primarily offered lessons to girls and young women about femininity and maternity. Mass produced and marketed dolls were products of the patriarchy, reinforcing gender stereotypes and contributing to the overall socialization, commercialization and sexualization of girlhood in the 20th century.

Dolls have long encouraged play among children of all ages, been coveted by collectors within every class system, and often represent a complicated framework of symbolism and societal relationships. 

We live in an exciting time where artists can express not only a mastery of technical prowess utilizing unusual combinations of unique materials, but also have the freedom  to reinvent new and complex ideas regarding identity, class, politics and culture and revise traditional notions of beauty and gender.  

In this show, each artist has a very different way of expressing their perspective through either doll artistry itself, or using the dolls in unusual ways within their art. We can see modern day themes emerge, laden with pop-cultural and socio-political references, but still rooted in a rich tradition that dolls and doll making have established. 

We invite this curated group of participating artists to use this show as an opportunity to explore and push all traditional boundaries of gender, race, age, class, species and representation to challenge the status quo through their unusual art form.”

Diana Crites pictured with one of her dolls

Group Doll Show at Redux Gallery:

DØLL HAÜS

APRIL/MAY (duration is 2 months)
Opening Reception: April 3rd, 2020, First Friday 6-9PM
Location: Redux Gallery
811 E. Burnside St. #116,
Portland, OR

Instagram: @reduxpdx
Online gallery; reduxpdx.com/reduxgallery/
Website: www.reduxpdx.com
Gallery hours: Mon-Sat 11-7pm, Sun 11-5

EVENTS
03/11/20
VINTAGE VANDALS // Group Show// FEB & MARCH//2020
 
First Friday Art Walk

Join us for our upcoming group show called

“VINTAGE VANDALS”

created by four local artists who like to modify found art with delightful details of their own.

Show opens this First Friday, Feb 7th, and runs for two months through March 2020

Featuring Northwest parody artists:

Courtney Hiersche takes unwanted art from thrift stores and brings them back to life with fan art parodies. Her goal is to make the unloved loved again. Every attempt is made to mimic the original style and colors of the found art with the intention of the parody additions blending in seamlessly and creating a double-take to the viewer. She loves the challenge of changing her style up with each painting and color matching old art. Each re-painting is done by hand with acrylic paint. Both prints of her work and original altered paintings can be found on Etsy. Follow and like her on Facebook!


 

SADCO INC. (RECYCLED SADNESS)

Sad Inc./Recycled Sadness are the collaboration of two Portland artists creating de-motivational paintings, hand-lettered by Tyler Spencer then screen-printed onto found Goodwill paintings by Rob Campbell. 

TYLER SPENSER was born in Hermiston, Oregon and spent the majority of his formative years in Castle Rock, WA…he would not recommend either.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in graphic design at Portland State University, after spending several years doing freelance design, photography and video work, primarily in the burlesque and sketch comedy communities. Tyler enjoys being paid to push pixels around a screen. More of his graphic design work can be seen at tylerspencerdesign.com

ROB CAMPBELL co-owns a T-shirt screening company out of Milwaukie, Oregon called Shirt Nerdery. They do custom screen printing on T-shirts, as well as upon other strange and wonderful items, if asked real nice. Check them out at Shirtnerdery.com.


Hayley B. Dixon learned to paint by designing and constructing sets for the University of Oregon’s theater department. She stumbled upon upcycling online and loved the idea of improving discarded and unwanted art. She grew up immersed in pop culture and is a self-professed nerd. In her free time, you can find her at thrift shops and yard sales, staring at paintings and imagining what they can become.

In her personal life, Hayley Dixon is an amateur cosplayer, a competent photographer, and a master foodie. She’s 33, an Aries, and doesn’t believe in astrology. She is lactose tolerant and computer illiterate. Hayley is able to sleep for 14 hours straight. In 2019 she was Voted Most Likely to Lie About Being Given an Award. Her hobbies include going to craft stores and buying craft supplies for projects she never completes. Buy her art; support her dreams of amassing more unfinished craft projects. Check out her work on Etsy and follow her on Instagram; @hbdixon!


Tamara Azriel Goldsmith is the proprietor of Redux Boutique, a jewelry boutique and gallery in the heart of the Central Eastside in Portland, OR. She has brought together hundreds of artists and promoted their work as an ongoing call to support the lesser-known maker of wonderful oddities in the Pacific Northwest since 2006.

She was inspired for this show to submit some pieces of her own which are oozing sweetness, sass and whimsy. After scoring a collection of vintage Goodwill plates, she decided to caption each one with all the feels she saw that each of these beasts encapsulated. Each is one of a kind and ready to be adopted into their forever homes!!  Follow all of Redux’s shenanigans on Instagram @reduxpdx, like on Facebook and drop by the Redux Gallery page or website reduxpdx.com for more info!


opening reception is this

First Friday Feb 7th from 6-9pm

at Redux gallery
811 East Burnside st #116
Portland, OR

instagram;
@courtneyhiersche

@tyler_spencer_design

@recycledsadness @hbdixon

EVENTS
09/11/19
CURIOUS BEASTS // Group Show & Benefit // OCT-NOV 2019
 
First Friday Art Walk

 

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.


Amelia Opie  ||  Brent Wear  ||  Davey Cadaver  ||  Emily Brown

Emmanuel Hele  ||  Heidi Elise Wirz  ||  Jeannie L. Paske

Jesus Galvez   ||  Karla Yvette  ||  Katt Sarro

Kia Metzler Holden ||  Lisa Laser  ||  Melissa Kojima

Mrrranda L. Tarrow  ||  Rachel Young  ||  Reinelaren 

Stephanie Brockway  ||  Tera Stenzel


FIRST FRIDAY

OCTOBER 4th, 2019

6-9pm; Opening Reception

811 E. Burnside st #116

Portland, Oregon


*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.”

EVENTS
06/30/19
SKIN DEEP // Portland Tattoo artistry Group show
 
First Friday Art Walk

SKIN DEEP GROUP SHOW featuring 9 amazing local tattoo artists. Celebrating the contemporary artistry of some of Portland’s finest tattoo artists, we are stoked to bring you a show demonstrating Portland’s continued knack for smashing conventions and elevating tattoo artistry to extraordinary heights.

OPENING RECEPTION: Aug 2nd, 2019 FIRST FRIDAY
TIME 6-9PM
SHOW RUNS TWO MONTHS, AUG & SEPT.
REDUX GALLERY
811 East Burnside st. #116
Portland, OR 97214

Emmanuel Hele – Rosewater Tattoo
Lynn Marie – Rosewater Tattoo
Em Greenseth – elmpixie Tattoo
David Stein – Grizzly Tattoo
Rebecca Flaum – Oak Iris Tattoo
Agnes Hamilton – Hive Tattoo
Joshum Hardy – Evolved Arts
Brianna Belong – Evolved Arts
Jessica Helmke – Infinity Tattoo

Portland is a well known hot-spot for some of the most incredible tattoo artistry in the world. Famous tattoo artists live here and many aspiring ink fans flock here for apprenticeships, conventions, and of course; appointments to get work done. We have asked several talented artists to share some of their favorite pieces on paper, as seen before they were translated to skin, giving them an opportunity to show the public a side of the craft that is not normally seen. Don’t miss this rare glimpse inside the sketchbooks of some of the most revered tattoo artists in town. We will have both framed originals as well as prints available at the show and in our online gallery in August and September, 2019. We also welcome Opening Night show-goers bring work on their person to show off.

HISTORY:
>>Since the late 1800’s, seafaring settlers pioneered the early history of Portland, Oregon and defined the seedy central Willamette port-city as a tattoo hub. In the inner west side of Burnside street, packed with saloons and known for it’s debaucherous vices of all varieties, the American tattoo scene of the Pacific Northwest was born. It’s from this fascinating but scandalous history that tattoo artistry has evolved into what it is today, celebrating a diverse array of techniques combining stylistic influences like realism, watercolor and surrealism, and also borrowing from a wide variety of much older cultural traditions like those of tribal and Japanese origins as well.

What better place than a Central Eastside Gallery like Redux to bring together a collection of unusual and contemporary works by celebrated artists of our time to illustrate how far the art of tattooing has come.

Check out our online Gallery:
www.reduxpdx.com/reduxgallery
on opening reception day for all artworks available for purchase, or swing by the Gallery during the month of AUGUST and SEPTEMBER to see the work up close and personal.

PC: thanks to Lynn Marie for use of her butterfly tattoo image !

EVENTS
04/22/19
WOMEN ICONS // Group Show // JUNE-JULY // 2019
 
First Friday Art Walk

“WOMEN ICONS”

GROUP SHOW: JUNE & JULY

Opening Reception: June 7th, 2019, 6-9pm

at Redux Boutique and Gallery

811 E. Burnside st #116

Portland, OR

We at Redux always feature local artists in our Gallery shows, and love to highlight women artists, and women’s issues. The theme this month features Women Icons, and highlights the literal or imagined magic that powerful women make.  We have asked four local women artists to create portraits of their favorite iconic females they admire, either real or imagined. Referencing powerful historical, literary, artistic or revolutionary public figures, as well as quieter , more personal spiritual manifestations. 

This month’s show is near and dear to our hearts, honoring the lady leaders, movers, makers and shakers, both historical and current, who inspire us in so many ways. Lady icons give us strength and motivation, they show us that even in the face of challenge and adversity, women are ultimately tough and resilient, insightful and natural creators, teachers and leaders. 

Running a women-owned and operated business for the past 12 years, has taught us to look to our fore-mothers and compatriots, and learn from their successes, their failures, their challenges and triumphs, in order to be more insightful, efficient and kinder role-model to our younger generations.  We have the privilege to speak about and celebrate other women icons we admire in this show that honors the spirit and unique perspectives that females bring to the forefront.  

Featuring four amazing Northwest artists celebrating their feminine idols in portrait form.  Subjects range from the well-known to the obscure; we are so looking forward to seeing who they select as their influential women icons from the past or present who have inspired them as artists.

 

Caitlynn Abdow

Michele Maule

Roxanne Zuniga Blackwood

Zabrina Fine Art

 

Join us for the opening reception, or throughout the two-month duration of the show in the gallery, or view it online in it’s entirety. Our online gallery goes live on First Friday, June 7th.

check it out here: reduxpdx.com/reduxgallery

 

“Medusa”, 2019

CAITLYNN ABDOW

Caitlynn Abdow was born and raised in the rolling hills of Western Massachusetts and spent her childhood exploring the outdoors, dusty old art history books, and illustrated dictionaries. In 2008 she achieved a bachelors degree in Painting and Art History at the University of Massachusetts. That same year she moved to Portland, Oregon where she now resides and works as a painter, tattooer and illustrator. Caitlynn Abdow is an award winning and published artist having shown in over 30 fine art gallery exhibitions nationwide. Her art focuses on a visual language of ancient and contemporary symbolism while featuring a naturalistic color palette. Caitlynn works primarily with oil paints and watercolors to render figurative and narrative works.  When she’s not working on paper, canvas or skin, she can be found rambling around the deserts of Central Oregon.

 


“Patti Smith” , 2018

MICHELE MAULE

Michele Maule graduated from Portland State University in 2007 with her degree in Drawing, Painting and Printmaking. She likes to use various mediums to work with, but she is most well known for her gouache illustrations of Portland. She also enjoys oil painting and printmaking. She lives in the Cully neighborhood with her two dogs and her husband.


“Kali and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez” 2019

ZABRINA FINE ART

Zabrina is an Indiana Girl living in Portland, Oregon, for 19 years and she misses the wild Midwest summer thunderstorms with all her heart.

Growing up in a family of talented creatives, artistic pursuits were always encouraged. In 2006, Zabrina became the first woman in her family to earn a college degree (B.S. Painting and Drawing from Portland State University). Today, she continues to benefit from the generous influence and inspiration of her many working artist friends and contemporaries.

She paints in acrylics, occasionally adds in mixed media, and loves to experiment with color and compositional tension.

Lately, she draws inspiration from the theme of power —

the power of love,

the power of the fierce feminine,

the power of the natural world,

the power of perseverance, mystery, mythos and beauty,

the power of facing the darkness with light.

She loves to explore the nostalgia of small everyday trinkets that carry power in the tender meaning we give to them.

For the last nine years, Zabrina has been working to recover from health challenges related to her central nervous system. While it slowed her body and sometimes her sunny outlook, it did not slow her inspiration.

Even when she can’t see the light, Zabrina is always looking for it…


Iris Apfel, 2019

ROXANNE ZUNIGA BLACKWOOD

Roxanne Zuniga Blackwood is a Mexican-American visual artist residing in Portland, Oregon with her husband, two daughters and a menagerie of pets. She has been creating and exhibiting art for the past 18 years. She was born and raised in the Central Valley of California and spent over a decade in the Silicon Valley before moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2010. She works with oils, acrylics, and water media on canvas & paper.  Her work is multifaceted & eclectic. She enjoys melding and mashing up imagery to tell visual stories and is especially interested in investigating the concept of courage (to fully be a self-actualized & multidimensional individual) as well as exploring notions of divergence, hybridity, and the cycles of life.

 

EVENTS
02/25/19
DELINEATION // group show// APRIL & MAY // 2019
 
First Friday Art Walk

“DELINEATION”

GROUP SHOW: APRIL & MAY

Opening Reception: April 5th, 2019, 6-9pm

at Redux Gallery

811 East Burnside st #116

Showcasing illustration artists and their amazing mastery of line-work. Our theme for this show reveals a variety of different methods artists use in defining space, carving out edges, and focusing on an object. Within “Delineation” describes the action of describing or portraying something precisely, and how artists create form language through various methods and techniques in mark-making.

Join us for the Opening reception in April, or visit during Gallery hours to see these stunning originals as well as some prints in limited supply in person. Show runs for two months, through May, 2019


MEGAN ECKMAN

Megan Eckman’s overactive imagination has fueled her creativity since childhood. She graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2009 with a degree in drawing. Afterwards she moved to Silicon Valley and began selling prints of her work to pay the high rent on her apartment. In 2013, she moved to Vancouver, WA, where she currently resides with her husband, Jeffrey Opp, a fine art photographer. Her latest series of work plays with pattern on pattern aesthetic.

“flatteringly flat #14”  limited edition  by Megan Eckman


MARIKA PAZ

Marika Paz is a self-taught artist spending her days in Portland, OR. Her style is at once timeless, dreamy, and expressive of her inner secrets. Her personal interests include woodland creatures, folklores and fairytales, watercolors and ink, old books and vintage doohickeys, tea, coffee and cozy places while listening to the rain.

“Beltane”  by Marika Paz

HELEN MASK-GREER

Helen Mask Greer is a Portland Oregon Based Illustrator. She graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with her B.F.A. in Illustration in 2012. She has worked as a Tshirt designer for the past 5 and a half years and works as a freelance Illustrator. She grew up in Stowe, VT, snowboarding, mountain biking, and hiking with her amazing family.
Her goal is to create work that can be used both commercially and personally, that has a strong sense of line, decorative details, and that can work on a variety of different products.

“Little Owl”   by Helen Mask-Greer

ISAAC FLETCHER WEISS

Isaac Fletcher Weiss hails from the countryside near the California High Sierra. His work is grounded in classic observational drawing and sculpture and explores contemporary methods and media. He received his BFA from Long Beach State University 2009 and his MFA from Portland State University 2014. His work has been shown nationally in California, Oregon, Washington, New York and Illinois.

“Teatro Massimo”   by Isaac Fletcher-Weiss

KIRSTEN MOORE

Kirsten spends most of her spare time drawing in her sketchbook, but is also a fashion designer specializing in textiles, embroidery, accessories and lingerie, under the moniker Piper Ewan. She started in 2013 drawing a bird a day to hone her drawing skills to possibly translate to textile designs. The project was supposed to last a year, but years later she finds herself still drawing.

“Manekinekow Wheel”    by Kirsten Moore

 

 

EVENTS
02/01/19
BOTANICAL BURLESQUE // Group show // FEB-MARCH 2019
 
First Friday Art Walk

First Friday group show at

REDUX BOUTIQUE AND GALLERY

BOTANICAL BURLESQUE

Features Northwest artists who delight at the intersection of botanicals and artistic expression, self love and the female form.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Botanical Burlesque explores concepts of divine femininity, the natural world, flower symbolism, romance and sensuality, dressing and un-dressing as self-care, performance and personal power.

Presenting a variety of perspectives and media, from photography to collage to wearable art, this show will run through the end of March 2019.

Join us!

Friday, February 1, from 6 – 9 PM

for the Opening Reception.

811 E. Burnside st #116

featuring the work of 6 divine Northwest women:

Aunia Kahn

Lesley Reppeteaux

Lea Barozzi

Brenda Dunn

Kendra Binney

and featuring the wearable contributions of Portland Burlesque performer, costume designer and choreographer Zora Von Pavonine (yep the same Zora also starring in recently released documentary “Glitter Tribe” glittertribethemovie.com/) is coming to hang out with us in a costume she made for a Botanical Burlesque show… *and* she is bringing handmade finery available for purchase at the show. These will be very affordably priced, but not available online, so come on down for your chance to snag some handmade burly flair to take home.

photo credit: Jack  Allen

*more about the artists*

Aunia Kahn     

Figurative artist, photographer, author, curator, web/graphic designer, a creative entrepreneur and inspirational speaker. Her artwork is a hybrid art form combining many disciplines which she invariably designs, builds, and executes characters, non-existent places, dreams, illusions, fears and fables into creations melding elements of classical and contemporary art. With the honor of several awards, having been featured in numerous publications, and represented and collected nationally and internationally, along with being a published author has provided her a platform to guest lecture at colleges and universities.

Project driven with community interest prompted Aunia to pursue curating several exhibitions and book projects including the Moon Goddess exhibit, Tarot Under OathLowbrow Tarot Project, etc. which later inspired the launch of Auxilium Haus (Formally: Alexi Era Gallery) a collection of her various projects, publications, and curatorial adventures. It is also the home of the Museum of Rescued (MORA)which was established in an effort to rescue discarded and dispossessed art due to a variety of circumstances in which one may never truly know.

She has also published many personal projects include the Silver Era TarotInspirations for SurvivorsObvious Remote ChaosMinding the Sea: Inviting the Muses Over for TeaAvalanche of White ReasonXIII: The Art of Aunia KahnWitch’s Oracle (Illustrator, Author: Marla Brooks). Her forthcoming books and projects include; An Epidemic of Retrospective, Disintegrating Stars and the Ethereal Realms Tarot. She has also been an avid tarot reader/designer for 16 years and web/graphic designer for 20.

She loves animals, Prussian blue, tarot, miracles, crystals, nature, hummingbirds, and Jeeps

 

Lesley Reppeteaux 

Born in Nova Scotia, Canada, next to the Atlantic Ocean breeze, Lesley is a storyteller who is deeply affected by the marriage of art and literature. Within her work you’ll find long limbed beauties with dangerous claws, stories of sea swept sirens, and creatures from the deep.

Pouty-lipped heroines with melancholy softness permeate to create a peculiar world filled with chimera and charm – a bewitching gathering of all the cloven-hoofed vixens that prance in her head. Her female characters are strong and ethereal. The heart of her paintings lie within their concepts, each piece expanding your imagination as she takes you by the hand and leads you on a journey with her.

Reppeteaux has shown with Thinkspace, Copro/Nason, La Luz De Jesus, Gallery 1988, Strychnin, Last Rites, and many other esteemed galleries both nationally and internationally. She has been featured in King Brown, Hi-Fructose, Art Prostitute, Xfubs and Lemonade Magazine as well as BEASTS, the hardcover book by Fantagraphics.

 

Lea Barozzi

The aesthetic world of Lea Barozzi is a purgatorial realm where a living fog sustains a sense of static tension and freezes the emotional states of its subjects in contemplative introspection. It is punctuated by symbolic props that engage the viewer with instant metaphorical recognition and elements of surprise which draw on our love of mystery. It is populated with little maidens and echoes of discarded dolls who are no strangers to loneliness but persevere to find their way in the dark out of the corners they have found themselves painted into.

Lea’s art helps us to explore the perils and peace in the isolation we all find ourselves reluctantly enjoying when no one else is there.

 

Brenda Dunn

Hello, my name is Brenda Dunn. I am a self-taught illustrator based out of Oregon. The mediums used in my illustrations are ink, pencil, and paper.

For my whole life, or as long as I can remember, I have been in awe of women and the beauty they possess. Drawing was a part of my daily life as a child, and the subject matter was always women. Mermaids, princesses, and skater girls were the recurring characters in my art until my late teens, upon the discovery of pinup art from the forties and fifties. Ever since then my art shifted more towards that style, while making it my own. I strive to make art that women can relate to, a more modern and inclusive pinup than that of the older era. In addition to vintage pinup illustration, I take inspiration from burlesque culture, tropical everything, and the clean lines of art deco and art nouveau.

In the current political climate and advancement of women’s rights and feminism, my work has had mixed reviews. My art is in no form a statement or suggestion that there is any specific look, shape, size, or skin color that makes women beautiful… Beauty comes in all forms.

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 minuscule 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 exhibited, sold, and published around the world,  Kendra herself spends most days in a small studio in Portland, OR.  There she paints, daydreams, and paints some more.    Past clients include Microsoft, Sanrio, Vinyl Films, and Collage Greetings along with numerous commissions for private collections.

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.

 

 

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