November 2020 James Reed and South African Contemporary Art
Alex Trapani Alison Shaw Cedrick Vanderlinden Christine Ross-Watt Derrick Erasmus Dirk Bahmann Gary Frier Gopolang Thage James Reed Jenny Ord Jill Trappler Londiwe Mtshali Neil Nieuwoudt Motlhoki Nono Rachel Collett Ross Passmoor Sharlene Khan Stephan Erasmus Wayne Matthews
Gallery 114 - member James Reed - presents a group exhibition of South African Contemporary Visual Artists' work. The exhibition will present a number of drawings, paintings, printmaking, sculpture, film, photography and book works. 'Now now' is a common and contemporary phrase used by South Africans to indicate the opposite - 'not now'. For example, if called somewhere and you're unable to go just then, your reply would be: "I'll be there now now". Or, if you're asked to do something but can't at that precise moment, then your response would be: "I'll do it now now", meaning not immediately, but some time later. So, using the phrase signifies that what has been requested has not been outrightly denied, which might prove tiresomely problematic, but delayed for an unspecified period. This leaves the asker in a state of anticipation with the expectation that the request will be met - well, at some point - while the target, probably with a degree of relief, is let off the hook for the moment. A win-win situation all round. And finally, to stretch a point ( which, of course, becomes a line), perhaps 'now now' is an apt expression of our world, labelled as it is by terms prefixed with 'post' - post-structural, post-modern, post-human, etc. Here, however, it's 'postponement' - a reference on the one hand, to the deferral of an artwork's meaning in any certain and singular sense; and, on the other, to the prevailing condition in South Africa.
Catalog of show with Introduction by James Reed , edited by Jennifer M
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.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.