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WELCOME TO GALLERY 903â€™S SECOND ANNUAL SHOW CATALOGUE. THIS DIGITAL DOCUMENT FEATURES INFORMATION FOR OUR UPCOMING SPRING AND SUMMER SHOWS.
SPRING SUMMER 2018 CATALOGUE
NORTH PARK BLOCKS, PORTLAND, OREGON
ROUNDING OUT OUR WINTER SHOWS 903 kicked off 2018 with Hyperrealist Artist Ben Hucke. Ben wowed collectors and artistâ€™s alike during the1st First Thursday of 2018 with his amazingly detailed drawings. February brings us new metal works by artist Tom Anderson. Opens First Thursday Feb 1. Artist in attendance.
Ben Hucke giving a live demo. First Thursday January 4, 2018
February Artist Tom Anderson
SPRING SUMMER 2018 SCHEDULE MARCH 1 - 31 / 2018
ABSTRACT SHOWCASE featuring works by Gallery Artists
APRIL 5 - 31 / 2018
JUNE / JULY
Welcome Rachel Warner
In June and July 903 welcomes artist Chuck Gumpert. His show, BENEATH THE SURFACE, opens June 7th, 2018
MAY GEOGRAPHY OF HOPE, mixed media works by Northwest artist Jennifer Williams
MAY 3 - 31 / 2018
JUNE 7 - JULY 31 / 2018
Sculpture by Oregon Artist Pasha Stinson
AUG 2 - 31 / 2018
WAtER WAYS WE GO INSIDE THE STUDIO OF NORTHWEST ARTIST JENNIFER WILLIAMS AS SHE PREPARES FOR HER SHOW GEOGRAPHY OF HOPE, OPENING THIS MAY AT 903.
THE PROCESS ITSELF INSPIRES ME AND THE PAINTING WILL TAKE ON A LIFE OF IT’S OWN IF I LET IT. TRUSTING THIS IDEA ALLOWS ME TO WORK EVERYDAY.
As a process painter I have a routine of working, but I am always experimenting. It can be frustrating at times not knowing where the painting is going, but getting lost in the process is the key to creating something new. Working on wood panel, I layer the surface with paper collage and acrylic paint and then I sand back through it. This physical process reveals under layers and I embrace the accidental. I focus on building texture and atmosphere, striving not for the work to look real but to feel real…to have its own flow of energy. Rarely am I painting a specific place but the best compliment is when someone thinks they have been there…we can all feel that sense of place.
TEMPEST 60” X 48” / Mixed Media
This March 903 presents our ABSTRACT SHOWCASE, a group show that focuses on abstract works, in a variety of mediums. Featuring the work of Jeane Myers, Krista Harris and other gallery abstract artists.
NEW 903 ARTIST
WELCOME RACHEL WARNER continues to stay connected with European art, culture and Italian oil painting history. In 2000, Rachel completed her B.F.A. at Montana State University in Billings and began her coast to coast career in fine art shortly after graduation.
WINTER MELODY 40” X 40” / Oil
Rachel Warner is the fifth generation of her family to grow up in the ski town of Whitefish, Montana. As a teen she was moved to Havre, Montana which is a blue collar town with a colorful history located between the Chippewa-Cree and Assiniboine Indian reservations. This experience has had a profound impact on Rachel’s interest in Native American customs and spiritual philosophies. It was during her time enrolled at the Flathead Valley Community College that Rachel had the opportunity to study Renaissance Art History in the northern cities of Italy under the instruction of professor John G. Rawlings. Because of this life expanding education, the artist
Rachel is inspired by many of the great oil colorists throughout American and European art history but her greatest artistic influence is the California- Montana painter, Russell Chatham. With over twenty years of study and refinement, Rachel considers herself amongst some of the most serious American Tonalist artists working today and a lifetime apprentice of Russell Chatham. Rachel was recently honored as one of the important painters of Glacier Park in the show and documentary, ‘A Timeless Legacy, Women Artists of Glacier National Park’. The documentary led to speaking at the National Plein Air Convention and Expo in Tucson, Arizona in 2015. Rachel has over two decades of auction records and shows her masterworks in some of the finest collections in the world, namely; Craig Barrett, Retired Ceo of Intel, Alice Walton of Walmart, Hollis Shaw of Google, Allan Roth of Sun Opta, David Berman, retired President of Capital Records, and many others. Rachel is currently exhibiting in a small, select group of galleries while working on private commissions in her Montana studio.
GEOGRAPHY OF HOPE
JENNIFER WILLIAMS “MY WORK ADDRESSES NATURE’S RESILIENCE, CYCLES OF REGENERATION AND OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH NATURE. Jennifer Williams is a mixed media artist whose richly textured paintings contain layers of paint and paper, and layers of meaning. Her images capture nature in a constant state of change and reference the Pacific Northwest where the sky and water are constantly moving. IN THE BEGINNING 48” X 36” / Mixed Media
SENSORIUM 24” x 48” / Mixed Media
BENEATH THE SURFACE
CHUCK GUMPERT Chuck Gumpert’s bold, layered, abstract works are at once expressive, energetic and thought provoking — inviting viewers to explore and process their own internal & personal narrative. He is consistently experimental in subject and technique – yet without confining himself to formula or habit, he has striven to produce a cumulative body of work that is sophisticated and cohesive, and shares a common thread: exploring color, light, energy and emotion in a way that communicates. “My hope is that in my abstraction, viewers will have a unique personal experience, enjoying a moment of their own creativity to see or feel whatever flows through the art to them.
JUNE / JULY 2018
FIRMAMENT 30” x 30” / Mixed Media
Each may have his or her own very different response — interpreting shapes as subject; colors and textures as emotions; brush strokes and splatters as musical expressions. I thoroughly enjoy when my art has the power to awaken subjective memories or unconscious associations.” “When people ask me what a particular abstract piece is about, I can’t always put my finger on what I tapped into in the moments of its creation. Each new work is a culmination of forty-plus years of experiences, emotions and observations — and a further exploration into my imagination, my memory and my heart.“
PASHA STINSON Artist Pasha Stinson specializes in stone sculpture, working mainly with basalt and granite to create interesting and abstract forms. “Sculpting abstract shapes allows the unique artistic expression of the artist to be open to each viewer’s personal interpretation, making a connection with the piece,” he explains. For Pasha, being part of the process of creating art is the most important thing. Pasha has participated in exhibits in galleries in the United States, Japan, New Zealand, and Europe, and has many works installed permanently in various locations across the Pacific Northwest. B31 GRANITE / 49” x 13” x 6”
IN THE PEARL
NEIGHBORLY LOVE FULLERS COFFEE SHOP Part of Portland since 1941, Fullers has served counter comfort food, before the Pearl District was called The Pearl! Much has changed since, but Fuller’s remains an iconic landmark serving delicious Breakfast and Lunch fare 7 days a week. 136 NW 9th Avenue
ELENIS PHILOXENIA Elenis Philoxenia is an unpretentious spot for Greek comfort food dishes plus a selection of wines in a lively setting. Serving Cretian-style food with an abundance of olive oil, garlic and fresh vegetables, along with other Greek fare. Open TU–SUN, 5pm - 10pm. 112 NW 9th Avenue
SPRING SUMMER 2018 CATALOGUE
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