Friday, September 30, 2011

Peepshow Gets Press

Mo looking out to her future of amazin...
Good Luck and Thank you for all your hard work!
You made Eugene stir with art!

Bob Keefer wrote a beautiful article

Nice photo of one of the newest images from the
Robin Press Studio...

Come out to the Last Friday Celebrations...

in either Cottage Grove or Eugene....

Support Art!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Apple Pie Antiques Last Friday Events!

The Day I wore Invisible Socks
digital collage, edition of 25
Heavy weight paper 8"x10

Last Friday in Cottage Grove...
 September 30 6-8 @ Apple Pie Antiques!

Apple Pie Antiques will feature art most of you had only one chance to see last year and new work. Please come and support downtown Cottage Grove and meet the wonderful owners 
Susie & Randy. And see their amazing wears!

Not to mention, my dearest friend
will be there with her books. 

Her new one is about a young girl transported back into the time of Queen Elizabeth. A must read for young readers.

It is true you read the last blog entry right:
 I will be showing @ 2 last Friday events 
in 2 different cities @ once!

I will be physically at the Lovely Apple Pie Antiques in Cottage Grove, OR until the event is over... about 9 p.m. 
Then I will head up to The Voyeur in Eugene.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Apple Pie Antiques
811 E Main St # D
Cottage Grove, OR 97424

Support Art!

The Voyeur Peep Show Grande Finale!!! One Night Only!

"The Voyeur will be having one last show before it's time to go. Moving on down the road and so pleased with all that has been accomplished here and so grateful to those who have been a part of this experience." 

Mo Bowen owner of The Voyeur

This Peep show will feature the works of local artists: Sean Aaberg, Mo Bowen, CVO Projects, Bill Holderfield, Aidan Holupuch, Lindsay LePon, Sarah Refvem, Beth I. Robinson, and Anthony Slyva.

Also, Tim Lewis presents the best of Picture Eugene...
to be shown outdoors when the sun goes down!
And when we say it's not to be missed... we mean it.
So don't be a fool. And bring cash, cuz you are going to be impressed! Join us in one hell of a celebration!
Cheers y'all! and Thanks!

Friday, September 30 6:00-11:30 p.m.
The Voyeur, 547 Blair St., Eugene, OR

Object Acquisition #77- 300.4.18 Facial Casts

Documenting objects from The Hunt Show:

Object Acquisition # 77- 300.4.18
Object interpreted and Statement by Ben Rood

When I first approached my objects at the Oregon Health and Science University I got the feeling that early science often gives me, the creeps. The plaster casts of facial deformities were crudely assembled and displayed. The molds were coated with a pinkish wax and bits of eyebrows were stuck to them, mounted like medical trophies I couldn’t help being semi-repulsed. I was looking at human faces but to me they did not at all feel like they were human. In response to these objects I created a body of work that examined and abstracted natural structures. A series of small mixed media paintings on board mounted in frames. The level of abstraction forces the viewer to closely examine the paintings but never offers any answer as to what or why. The idea is to create both attraction and frustration, much like I felt looking at the original objects.  


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Object Acquisition #77-148.1.6 Skull

Documenting objects from The Hunt Show:

Object Acquisition # 77-148.1.6 Skull
Object interpreted and Statement by brianna cross

"To Toil"

The combined focus of exploring a material and manipulating its intentioned use to create an object is my main motivating factor for art making. It also is about the ability of this process to drown out the continuous cluttered noise of the modern world. For me the act of making is about creating ones own rules. Following instincts and impulses as well as a believing in the existence of visions and epiphanies. 

Note from the curator:
I just want to point out that Cross created this fabric by continually sewing over a clear material that dissolves in water. She then cut this amazing piece to create her sculpture.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Object Acquisition # 77-1.1.34 Amputation Kit

Documenting objects from The Hunt Show:

Object Acquisition # 77-1.1.34 Amputation Kit
Object interpreted and Statement by Amanda Wall-Graf

"Phantom Limb"

A majority of amputees suffer from Phantom Limb Syndrome: while their appendage may be severed, their brain has not yet caught up to the current situation. They can still feel their missing limb, itching, getting wet or, more often than not, in pain. It's there, but not quite right.

I was inspired by the disquieting amputation kit in OHSU's collection to make a piece that explored the aftermath of such trauma. "Phantom Limb" considers the relationship between the lost extremity and the neural networks that must renegotiated.