Artnet Show of the Day: "Gingham | Ensō" at Upfor Gallery in Portland, Oregon

See Michelle Grabner and Anne Crumpacker’s "deceptively simple pattern-making" in Portland, writes Artnet in their Show of the Day feature. “Both artists masterfully deploy simple materials—burlap, gingham, and bamboo—to trance-like effect.”

Visit during gallery hours, or make a viewing appointment, now through January 27, 2018. For pricing information or to purchase works from the exhibition, contact inquire@upforgallery.com.

Gingham | Ensō at Upfor, featuring paintings by Michelle Grabner and bamboo sculptures by Anne Crumpacker. Photo by Mario Gallucci, shown on Artnet courtesy of Upfor.

Gingham | Ensō at Upfor, featuring paintings by Michelle Grabner and bamboo sculptures by Anne Crumpacker. Photo by Mario Gallucci, shown on Artnet courtesy of Upfor.

Photography is the star of the show at Henry Art Gallery exhibition, including Rodrigo Valenzuela's Builder #1

A recent review from The Seattle Times calls photography "the star of the show" in The Time. The Place. Contemporary Art from the Collection, on view at the Henry in Seattle. Read the whole review.

Chilean-American artist Rodrigo Valenzuela’s “Builder #1” is ... a seamless composite, transforming disparate images into a plausible landscape featuring a shack and a crumbling pier in a desolate arid setting. This place may not exist, but it speaks volumes about what it takes to create a world for yourself when your life has been one of displacement.
— Michael Upchurch for The Seattle Times
The Builder No. 1 by Rodrigo Valenzuela, 2012, archival pigment print, 30 x 40 inches, edition of 3 plus 1 artist's proof

The Builder No. 1 by Rodrigo Valenzuela, 2012, archival pigment print, 30 x 40 inches, edition of 3 plus 1 artist's proof

Get excited about Gingham | Enso at Upfor

Thanks to all who came out last night for First Thursday so see Gingham | Ensō, featuring work by Michelle Grabner and Anne Crumpacker. Called an exhibition to get excited about by the Willamette Week, you can see these wonderful works through January 27, 2018.

Michelle Grabner has become one of the most influential voices and conceptual art’s most influential curators. ... Her current project is concerned with the most banal material: burlap and gingham. Instead of letting it fade into some domestic background, she paints the dense, picnic blanket print on burlap canvases that hang on white gallery walls like an expressionist painting. Anne Crumpacker’s series, Ensō, is also concerned with intricacies of the everyday. Crumpacker makes airy, circular wall-hanging sculptures by tying together thin rings of cross-cut bamboo. The sculptures are intricate patterns down to the minuscule air pockets in the inner flesh of each piece of bamboo.
— Shannon Gormley for Willamette Week
Gallery visitor contemplating a crosscut bamboo sculpture by Anne Crumpacker during the First Thursday art walk.

Gallery visitor contemplating a crosscut bamboo sculpture by Anne Crumpacker during the First Thursday art walk.

Michelle Grabner travels to Portland to do a public Q&A on the final day of the exhibition. Click here for more info and to RSVP.

To inquire about purchasing or make a viewing appointment outside of regular gallery hours, please contact inquire@upforgallery.com. Learn more about the exhibition here.

Source: http://www.wweek.com/arts/2017/12/06/the-f...

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Order today to receive free ground shipping throughout the continental US on a curated selection of accessibly-priced works ideal for gift-giving or adding to your own collection. (Guaranteed holiday delivery additional.)

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Art for the holidays: $1500 and under

We've curated a holiday selection of accessibly-priced artworks, from $150 to $1500, that make uplifting gifts for friends, family or yourself. Each artwork brims with wall presence, a crisp distillation of eight artists' practices: Ben Buswell, Julie Green, Brenna Murphy, Ralph Pugay, Heidi Schwegler, Krista Svalbonas, Rodrigo Valenzuela and Laura Vandenburgh.

Purchase by December 19 for free ground shipping in the continental US. We're happy to arrange Christmas delivery for an additional cost (subject to FedEx restrictions). Works are unique or in small editions, so don't wait, as we cannot guarantee availability.
 

Tangle #13 by Laura Vandenburgh, 2016, watercolor, ink and acrylic on paper, 18 x 15.5 inches.

Tangle #13 by Laura Vandenburgh, 2016, watercolor, ink and acrylic on paper, 18 x 15.5 inches.

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