Killjoy Collective is pleased to announce the public opening of A Good Pink. Please join us for a reception at PCC’s Northview Gallery on January 13th from 6-8pm, as well as an artist talk January 18th from 1-3pm.
In A Good Pink, Maggie-Rose Condit, E.M. Fuller, Tessa Heck, Caitlin Rooney, BriAnna Rosen, and Rachel Rosenkoetter join forces to explore the ambiguity and power of pink’s many diverging identities, participating in an inquisitive dialogue around these idiosyncratic relationships. Utilizing mediums such as painting, sculpture, light, video, drawing and textiles, Killjoy Collective creates a cohesive energetic space, examining how pink accentuates and isolates at once.
Pink is fruity sweetness dissolving on the tongue, a drift of fragrant blossoms, an evocation of the sensitive, the youthful, the pleasurable. Pink is sunsets and reveries and flamingos, the unreal, the eccentric, the dreamlike. Pink is silky hair ribbons and frothy Rococo painting, a glut of femininity, excess and exaggeration. Endlessly mutable in its gradations and connotations, pink is loaded with cultural signifiers which transcend the hue’s slice of the color spectrum. As polarizing as it is promiscuous, pink occupies a liminal space of repulsion and attraction, sensuality and morbidity, luxury and kitsch. Explore, celebrate, and complicate the color pink in all of its glorious significations and contradictions
A Good Pink runs until February 10th
Northview Gallery is located in the CT 214 Building on the Sylvania Campus
Gallery hours: Monday through Friday 8am–4pm and Saturday 11am–4pm
I'm thrilled to be included in Disjecta's 11th Annual Artists' Auction this November with an incredible line up of regional artists. Tickets are available online: https://eventsavvyllc.tofinoauctions.com/disjecta17/homepages/show
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.
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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.