Amy Stephens’ minimalist sculptures and their thoughtful installation are discussed in these recent articles and interviews from 60 Inch Center, This is Tomorrow, Wall Street International and Ravelin.
November 1 – December 22, 2018
First Thursday opening November 1, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Artist talk and special event Wednesday, November 14 (details TBA)
First Thursday art walk December 6, 6:00 to 8:00 pm (artist present)
Gallery hours Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00am to 6:00 pm and by appointment
After spending summer and early fall participating in four artist residencies across North America, Ralph Pugay returns for his second solo exhibition at Upfor. In addition to the vibrant paintings Pugay is known for, the exhibition includes a series of drawings and limited-edition screen prints
Read Alec Coiro’s interview with Amy Stephens about her cross-continental exhibitions, currently on view at William Benington Gallery in London and here at Upfor, via Ravelin Magazine.
Amy Stephens’s work brings our attention to the land. Central to this focus is the way she allows her material to speak, and the way she uses the gallery space as means of amplifying that voice. While it’s important to learn the background behind the materials and objects she employs, it is equally true that the work is impressive on its own in a way that is very much in line with the fascination with the sublime throughout the history of art.
– Alec Coiro for Ravelin
Institutions and many individual collectors are more conscious of equity in their acquisitions than ever before. Correcting past imbalances, and creating environments that are engaging and inclusive to all visitors are ethical imperatives for public institutions. Though we look to institutions for leadership, in many cases individual collectors lead the way by championing artworks and artists underrepresented by museums. In this conversation, the Portland Art Museum’s Grace Kook-Anderson (Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art) and Sarah Miller Meigs (collector and lumber room founder) discuss how to build an inclusive collection, and how museums, patrons, galleries and visitors can work together to define a more equitable art world.
This is the eighth installment of PADA's Art Conversations 2018, a monthly series of gallery talks focused on art collecting and the arts ecology of our city, which will continue through December 2018. Click HERE for a schedule of talks.
We are pleased to announce our representation of Brenda Mallory, a Portland-based sculptor. Mallory works in a variety of media including fabric, paper, beeswax, metal and found objects to create sculptures, installations and works on paper. This summer, she was awarded the second-ever Ucross Fellowship for Native American Artists. Recent exhibitions of note include Connecting Lines (with Luzene Hill) at the Portland Art Museum (2017), as well as group exhibitions Morphologies at c3 initiative (2018) and Symmetry Breaking at The Art Gym at Marylhurst (2017).
Her work is currently on view in the gallery's back room; a solo exhibition in the main gallery is planned for 2019.