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Today’s Events

  • Feb 1
    Assemblage & Collage Feb 01 to Mar 31 @Elizabeth Leach Gallery
  • Feb 22
    Imogen Cunningham: Photographs Feb 22 to Mar 31 @Charles A. Hartman Fine Art
  • Feb 22
    Tom Prochaska & Feb 22 to Mar 31 @Froelick Gallery
  • Feb 22
    Kelly Neidig, Rodney Stuart, Nanette Wallace Feb 22 to Mar 27 @Guardino Gallery
  • Feb 26
    Arturo Mallmann: Stillness and Motion Feb 26 to Mar 31 @Butters Gallery
  • Feb 28
    Storm Tharp Feb 28 to Mar 31 @PDX Contemporary Art
  • Feb 28
    Srijon Chowdhury Feb 28 to Mar 31 @Upfor Gallery
  • Feb 28
    Smith Eliot "Ghost Ships" Feb 28 to Apr 29 @Wolff Gallery
  • Mar 1
    Greg Conyne Mar 01 to Mar 31 @Blackfish Gallery
  • Mar 1
    Morgan Walker Mar 01 to Mar 31 @Augen Gallery

Portland Area Art Events

ThursdayDec 07


At Upfor Gallery

Thu, Dec 07 to Sat, Jan 27


Preview Wednesday December 6, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
First Thursday opening December 7, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Gingham | Ensō places recent paintings by Wisconsin artist Michelle Grabner in conversation with wall-hanging sculptures by Portland artist Anne Crumpacker.

Since the 1990s, Grabner has used domestic fabrics as source material for painting, printmaking and sculpture, questioning the opposition between fine art and craft. Grabner favors crochet and gingham patterns from which she can create abstractions that are recognizable and familiar. Grabner has said that she hopes to “…reinvigorate some of the power struggles between burlap and linen, the loom and the stretcher, and concepts of labor and work, dichotomies most recently leveled by the free market’s objective to bring diversity to market.”

Anne Crumpacker’s Ensō works flow from long traditions of using bamboo in Japanese art and crafts. Crumpacker, who received her Masters in Fine Arts from the Pacific Northwest College of Art, uses different widths of crosscut bamboo to form sculptural representations of the ensō (円相), a Japanese word meaning “circle” and a concept strongly associated with Zen. 

DateThursday, December 7, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, January 27, 2018 (All day)
LocationUpfor Gallery Map
Address929 NW Flanders St, Portland
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