Chloe Cooper & Tessa Heck
August 17- September 18, 2017
*Opening Reception: Thursday Aug 17, 4-8p
CEI ARTWORKS, Corvallis, OR
Gallery hours: 9-5 Monday-Friday
Tue, July 25, 2017- In partnership with CEI ARTWORKS, S/PLI/T Projects is proud to present soft/en, an exhibition of new works from Portland-based artists Chloe Cooper and Tessa Heck. Working in different mediums, both artists reference the body through abstract form, gestural movement, and figurative identities, complicating traditional narratives of femininity.
Chloe Cooper’s mostly abstract 2D knit sculptures contain fleshy elements that question the boundary between body and non-body. Cooper enjoys the meditative and physical movement of using a knitting machine. While knitting, the body moves in a rhythmic repetitive motion, responding to the push and pull of the machine. Her works reflect this motion, the physical body, and its surrounding environment.
Tessa Heck’s paintings and drawings reflect upon the awkward experience of having a female body. She uses unique methods and a complex color palette to traverse spectrums between discomfort/humor, real/abstract, and controlled/accidental in her figurative works. Her portraits, often relating to the self, comment on self-deprecation, absurdity of the body, and finding humor in the grotesque.
RECEPTION Friday January 13th, 5:30-7:00pm
January 11th-February 15th 2017
I’ve been meditating in this political climate, on what I show about myself and to whom. What I edit, take away, and conceal on my views about life. REVEAL/CONCEAL is an exploration in editing, play, shape and color through flashe and ink on wood panels.
Stumptown Coffee Roasters
128 SW 3rd Ave
Portland, OR 97204
Hap Gallery presents the doer of great deeds and the speaker of great words, a group show curated by Iris Williamson. the doer of great deeds and the speaker of great words features digital media, 2-D, and 3-D work by Danielle Dean, Tessa Heck, Dawn Kim, Nicole Reber, Anja Salonen, Leslie Vigeant, and Marisa Williamson. The opening reception is held in conjunction with Portland's First Thursdays in the Pearl District, May 5, 2016, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Exhibiting hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. The exhibit will run through May 28, 2016.