I don’t often make recommendations of shows to see. After all, why go anywhere else but 23 Sandy! But, since we are closed in August and since I just love this artist and her magnificent work, I’m posting it here in hopes that you will go see this gorgeous show. Renée Zangara lives two blocks away from 23 Sandy—one of many artists who live in this funky little neighborhood of ours. She is a passionate, vibrant, creative soul and a very talented painter. Go see this show! Here’s the information Renée sent us:
RENÉE ZANGARA: WISHING WELL
New work on view at Nine Gallery
August 5 – 29, 2010
Opening reception with the artist:
First Thursday, August 5th, 6 – 9 p.m.
Renée Zangara Studio is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of the artist’s latest work, Wishing Well, on view at Nine Gallery August 5 – 29, 2010. The space will be transformed into a surreal landscape that invites viewers to consider the purpose and potential of forces that often go unnoticed.
Zangara is known for her exaggerated portrayals of isolated images. At Nine Gallery, she will present four large canvases that depict a panorama of larger-than-life, kinetically charged, ephemeral dandelions. Their oversized scale and the physicality of paint application contradict the spare landscape and implied delicacy of the seed crowns. The result is a psychological tension that alludes to the artist’s exploration of the powerful, yet often unrecognized, energies inherent in all matter.
Renée Zangara has been an active member of Portland’s art community for nearly 15 years. Her work has been exhibited nationally and regionally, and is in numerous private and public collections, including the Regional Arts & Culture Council’s Visual Chronicle, Oregon Health Sciences University, and Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences, among others. Zangara received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Marylhurst University and is a member of Nine Gallery. In September 2010, her work will be featured in the PDX Window Project at PDX Contemporary Art. For more information about the artist and her work, please visit www.reneezangara.com.
The Nine Gallery is housed inside of Blue Sky Gallery at the DeSoto Building, located at 122 NW 8th Avenue on Portland’s North Park Blocks. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Sunday, 12 – 5 p.m.
For more information you can reach Renée at: email@example.com or 503.927.4337 .