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...