Basic Space Gallery is proud to present Hobbs Waters collection of artwork, Inhumane activities brought us here.
First Thursday: September 6th @ 5:30 - 8:30
Q&A Reception: September 23rd @ 1:00
Show Dates: September 6th - September 29th
Inhumane activities brought us here is a five piece abstract series surrounding social justice issues. Each painting corresponds with an essay that goes in depth regarding the various topics: Privilege, Racism, Environment, Sexism, and Education. This work took a year to complete from research, exploring the topics, writing, and painting.
Basic Space Gallery is pleased to announce Liz Thoresen's featured Exhibit at the gallery for October of 2018.
"The seed for this series was planted while I was a passenger in a car driving through a forest of Ponderosa pines. I have been preoccupied with trees for years but it was only recently that I began to see them as unique sculptures decorating varied and contrasting landscapes.
The pines lined the road that day, in a beautiful haphazard manner, and I was inspired to recreate the sense of an intricate forest network. “Forest Web” became the first of my textured paintings. From there, the process took on a life of it’s own and I went from one painting to another with the common thread being that of heavy texture, strong color, and the theme of nature.
Nature has always been and remains the main source of my inspiration for painting. The intense color and intricate textures of this series leads the viewer through the paintings to explore surfaces and color changes more deeply.
Living in the country, I am reminded daily of natures power and magnificent beauty. I hope to capture some of it’s mystery, vibrancy, atmospheric, and luminous qualities in this series." - Liz Thoresen
About the gallery
Basic Space Gallery has found two homes in Portland Oregon. The gallery found its roots in Portland's Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood, where it started by showing local Portland artists, mainly focusing on showing one month solo exhibitions. Some of the artists you can find in the gallery that are represented today, built their first relationships with the gallery in its infancy during 2014-2016. The gallery has shown large exhibitions for Portland Open Studios and a few charity benefits. In the two years the gallery was located in its early home, they showed over 300 artists locally, nationally and internationally.
In 2017, the gallery had an opportunity to relocate in the heart of the Pearl District's art 'mecca' in their current retail space on 9th and Everett. The gallery represents over a dozen artists and continues to work with charities around the city. The gallery showcases media; covering paintings done with oil, cold wax, acrylic, watercolor, gouache; sculptures of ceramic; drawings in pen; handmade jewelry; hand painted silk ties; performance art; installation; etc. The gallery always look at having items available from entry level collectors and renowned art aficionados, as access to artwork should be very every person, because after all, art does heal any wound.
Please see install shots of our first month in the Pearl District below.