October 2020 - Diane Kendall with guest artist Gene Flores
The work in Fallow/Fertile was done during the past 18 months, a time when the world has seemed to rattle and crack. While making these seven collages, I’ve thought about the nature of cycles those built into our bodies, the potent cyclical forces present in the natural world and the ones that have evolved as a result of human social and cultural structures. Sometimes I’ve felt comforted by the predictable way cycles tie time and life together and at other times have experienced dread about some inevitable next phase of a particularly vicious cycle. The conceptual framework of my work has long been impacted by having chosen to take a long view to look back into conventions that hold our stories (wives’ tales, fables, myths, religion, history etc.) to explore which patterns persist and repeat. The work in Fallow/Fertile reflects my experience of this particularly turbulent moment. It’s also meant to convey my hope that we can find ways to use what .we know from the past and near past to do better and be better.
My images are an internal struggle of what we all see or believe we see, what we do and don’t hear. They question everything I believe to be around me. I enjoy questioning and pushing boundaries, creating images that lead to other images and ideas. A never-ending cycle that enables me to create work without the worries of pleasing the viewer but always challenging them to view things from multiple perspectives, .not just their own.
Biography I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas and received my Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP) and my Masters of Art .and Masters of Fine Art from the University of Iowa I continue to exhibit my works nationally and internationally. My works can be found at the University of Iowa, the El Paso Museum of Art, University of Texas El Paso, Sonoma State University, Universidad de Costa Rica, and Mira Costa College as well as numerous private .collections I am currently the Dean of the Arts, Performance and Design division at Portland Community College Sylvania Campus, in Portland, .Oregon,
Group show for our new gallery members. Featuring:
Pat Barrett, Mark Danley, Bryn Harding, Maude May, Julianna Paradisi, Kiristin Rian, Ruth Ross
New Members Work
Features the expanded paintings and sculpture by Rachael Zur. The works for the exhibition center on a room's ability to hold the essence of a person after they are no longer in the space. Zur believes that there is a residue of lives lived embedded in the rooms that we move through, and in the objects that artists make. Though this work depicts ordinary objects from living rooms belonging to people she has loved and lost, it's not grief that she is interested in conveying in her work, but the residue of the affection that is left behind.
Serena Barton, painter, and Jo Grishman, sculptor, were inspired by their shared sensibilities and internal processes to bring their work together in this exhibit.
Both are intuitive artists, willing to enter the creating process without a road map. Their pieces reflect both introspection and a connection to the world outside themselves. They work in layers, adding and subtracting as needed, and delight in the interactive nature of their relationships with their chosen mediums.
April 2 - May 30, 2020
Gallery 114 member artists compiled an online show of recent works to share during the COVID-19 outbreak.
PORTLAND ART AND LEARNING STUDIO "EBULLIENCE"
February 2019 - Portland Art and Learning Studio "Ebullience"
Ebullience highlights the joy of art making and expression that artists experience in the process. Gallery 114 is excited to present the works of artists from the Portland Art and Learning Studio (PALS) community. PALS is an art studio in North East Portland designed to provide a supportive framework for creative practice and personal growth. PALS consisting of The Writing Department, a painting and drawing studio, a ceramics studio, a digital media program, a textiles studio and an art gallery. PALS creates and identifies opportunities for non-linear thinking and expression. PALS celebrates how neurodiversity enriches our lives and processes and strives to create space in which everyone feels inspired. The Portland Art and learning Studios, a program of Albertina Kerr, recognizes that all people thrive in nurturing and inclusive communities
The exhibit will be curated through a collaborative effort with PALS staff and some members of Gallery 114.
January 2020 - Juried Show "with Bated Breath"
Mixed media show featuring Alan Rose, Amanda Thomas, Celia Anderson, Cindy Lemmon, Connie Murray, Ellie East, Hazel Glass, Janet Ballweg, Janice Nakashima,, Jonathan Barcan, Julianna Paradisi, Kay Danley, Kory Wollons, Krislyn Koehn, Laura Buchan, Lisa Myers Bulmash, Mara Sanfransky, Mona Monroe, Mark Danley, Patricia Ludovici, Samantha Schwann, Serena Smith, Shanna Tallcouch, Stephanie Dishno, Stephanie Reyes, and Tony Furtado.
The exhibit consists of landscape photographs of Portland's industrialized and troubled corridor, the last 10 miles of of the Willamette River before it merges with the Columbia River.
Saturday, December 14th - Willamette River Keepers talk.
November 2019 - Jeff Leake & William Kendall
The title "armies in the clouds" is a quote from a philosopher David Hume. He discusses what people see in clouds, stains, or trees reveals more about themselves than what those things might resemble.
Jeff Leake Statement
One theme that runs through much of my work is the difference between the intended message of the stories and symbols that we use to convey cultural ideals, and how we really interact with our environment and each other. This body of work is, to varying degrees influenced by my experience this past summer in China, at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel Residency, where I spent three months, and in a general sense can be seen as a reflection on the complexity of cultural interactions.
While I have particular that I am thinking about while making these, I am always interested to hear stories that viewers come up with, as such these panels are cut into stylized cloud shapes conveying the notion that what we see in the clouds often reveals something true about ourselves.
William Kendall Statement
My hope for the art that I create is to combine energy, function, decay, color balance and classical art composition meshed with graffiti. As a student of Jesse Reno and a graduate of PNCA I have taken away a strong sense of process that is rooted in what I call the "ghosting method", things just materialize while building layers.
I was about thirty years old when I first attempted to make visual art and the process proved to be fulfilling in a way that nothing had never before. Primarily because I could make it alone. Most days I am so grateful for the ability to make art and to be able to share it with others.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.