Category Archives: Drawings

The REDEFINE Magazine Arts Blog Has Moved!

Hi! Just wanted to write to let you know that our blog is now being hosted directly on our website, at:

http://www.redefinemag.com/arts/

Please update your links and blog readers. We will also be starting to update on a more frequent basis, hopefully daily, so if you have art news, show openings, or work you would like to pass onto us, please write us at letters@redefinemag.com ~

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Cheap Thrills at Snowboard Connection!

Puddletown in Portland’s Compound Gallery

Living in the Pacific Northwest, one becomes used to rain and gloom, and after a while, it’s just a part of life and seasonal disorders seem nonexistent. Puddletown at Compound Gallery will feature artists’ takes on rain from Thursday, December 4th, 2008 (First Thursday) through December 24th, 2008. Here are some notable artists from this opening:


Robert Fayze Pellicer seems to combine equal parts surrealism, nature, and spirituality in his works, such as in this piece, entitled Food Web.


Timothy Karpinski must be the type who pays attention to details. Graphic, acrylic, and hand-sewn papers join forces in the elegant I Dream of the Forest.


Colors bleed, swirl, and transform to join forces with unpredictable shapes in Max Kauffman‘s The Block Is Hot.


Elliott Wall makes the simple female form intoxicatingly haunting and fascinating with ease, such as in this piece, Moth.


In the case of Eli Effenberger and this piece, Over The Rainbow, digital paints are just as good as the real thing.


Eatcho seems to prefer painting and drawing on recycled papers and wood panels, and for good reason. His illustrations and exceptional compositions exclusively hold their own, with no need for detailed backgrounds.

Sophie Franz, shown in the post below, will also be showing her illustrations and drawings at this group show.

Sophie Franz – Cool Artist Website Alert!

It’s hard to make an artist portfolio website that doesn’t look cookie-cutter and doesn’t feel mechanical. Luckily, Sophie Franz has managed to pull together a simple, effective website to showcase her paintings and drawings. It looks hand-made, but somehow it doesn’t compromise professionalism whatsoever.

Arbito’s Cosmic Hobos and Schmancy Show With Snaggs!


Arbito’s Cosmic Hobo toy!

Arbito and Snaggs will have a show at Schmancy (1932 2nd Ave, Seattle), this Friday, November 14th, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. The husband-wife duo will have new works on display, and one can expect textile arts, paintings, sculptures, and plushes, all bursting with colors!


Snaggs

Theo Ellsworth and Alec Neal Create Ornate Art

At Portland’s First Thursday Art Walk earlier this week, I came upon two artists who reminded me of one another.

While Theo Ellsworth‘s pieces seem more tribally-influenced and Alec Neal‘s seem more abstract, both artists combine a level of ornamentation and shape exploration to create intricate, moving pieces.


Alec Neal’s Sejour Vacation


Theo Ellsworth’s The Sacred Tree Relocation Project

PULSE Helps Children Through Music And Art

Tomorrow, thirty-five artists will come together to Staver Locomotive to create art that will be auctioned off to benefit The Children’s Heart Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to fund research to diagnose, prevent, and treat congenital heart defects. The event, called PULSE will start from 5:00pm. The artists will work side-by-side to create art pieces and sell them at 9:00pm’s silent auction.

At $100 a VIP ticket and $45 a normal ticket, one can expect that PULSE largely features the work of fine artists with styles that are relatively tame and house-friendly. Nonetheless, here are some artists who create pieces that are simultaneously edgy and accessible.


Robin Damore‘s polaroid transfer, taken in Portland. On this piece, Damore says, ” At the top of the stairs in Pioneer Square is the statue of the man with the umbrella – I laid down, shot up at him with a fish-eye lens and when I did the transfer the emulsion pulled away leaving the patches of blue that looked like clouds – another lucky accident.”


Trish Grantham utilizes vintage paper, acrylic, ink, and watercolors in this cartoonishly cute La Familia.


Lorna Nakell‘s Ghost Ship builds landscapes and silhouettes out of abstract backgrounds. Hand-cut paper, resin, pencil, charcoal, and acrylics all play a role in this piece that looks as complex as its materials.


A variety of shapes, colors, and treatments greet viewers in this piece by Meg Scheminske that knows no bounds.


Alisha Wessler knows how to send forth a solid message using abstract shapes in Maiden Voyage.