Anne Crumpacker

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.

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...

Gingham | Ensō featured in Oregon ArtsWatch

The current exhibition, featuring work by Michelle Grabner and Anne Crumpacker, is a December highlight in Oregon ArtsWatch's monthly review:

Michelle Grabner curated last year’s Oregon Biennial at Disjecta, and she’s also an artist, deeply involved in using domestic fabrics as source materials. Anne Crumpacker also uses traditional materials and traditions, in this case bamboo and the Japanese art and crafts tradition. Does freedom await us inside the “empty” areas of those patterns and designs?
— Barry Johnson for Oregon ArtsWatch
Bamboo wall-hanging works by Anne Crumpacker, gingham oil paintings by Michelle Grabner

Bamboo wall-hanging works by Anne Crumpacker, gingham oil paintings by Michelle Grabner

Opening December 6: Michelle Grabner + Anne Crumpacker

Gingham | Ensō places recent paintings by Wisconsin artist Michelle Grabner in conversation with wall-hanging sculptures by Portland artist Anne Crumpacker. Join us for an opening reception on Wednesday, December 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Exhibition remains on view through January 27, 2018. More about the artists: https://upforgallery.com/gingham-enso

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