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February-March Rogue Gallery Exhibits

Rogue Gallery Third Friday Reception

February 21, 5:30-8:00 pm

 

Community Gallery Exhibit

SHOES DREAMS: Paintings by Jay Gordon

Flower Dreams, mixed media painting by Jay Gordon

Exhibit dates: January 24—February 28, 2020

Reception Date: Friday, February 21, 5:30-8 pm

 

Ashland artist Jay Gordon mixed media paintings of various styles of shoes are whimsical, playful, and stylish. She uses abstract brushworks with representational images of sandals, loafers, boots, stilettos, Oxfords, and Mary Jane shoes. From function to fashion, shoes communicate the activities and tastes of the people who wear them.  Jay Gordon demonstrates the depth of information these objects can convey, pulling these compositions closer to portraiture than still life. Jay Gordon was inspired to pursue painting from viewing art in numerous museums while living in Washington DC. She is also an accomplished bassist musician and a pediatrician.

 

Main Gallery Exhibit

A Splash of Pinot! painting by Alx Fox

A Splash of Pinot! painting by Alx Fox

DRIVEN TO ABSTRACTION: Paintings by Virginia Andrade and Alx Fox

Friday, February 21 is the final night for this exhibit

 

Driven to Abstraction exhibit explores the skillful composition of rich color and exciting texture. Accomplished abstract painters, Alx Fox and Virginia Andrade are featured in this exhibit.

 

Alx Fox is an abstract expressionist painter who works in acrylic. She is driven by her passion for self-expression using bold colors and distinctive textures. She studied art, photography, and design at Barat College, Lake Forest, Ill. focusing on experimental art. She was President of the Southern Oregon Society of Artists from January 2012 through 2014. Her work is in private collections worldwide and has been showcased in many national shows. She resides in Southern Oregon.

Harley Davidson, mixed media painting by Virginia Andrade

Harley Davidson, mixed media painting by Virginia Andrade

Creative from an early age, Virginia Andrade has been painting for many decades. She is now 90 years old and is still producing paintings in watercolor and mixed media. Virginia was originally from Long Beach, California and was an active artist in Southern California. She moved to Grants Pass, Oregon in 1991 where she has continued to create distinctively abstract works.  Her paintings are layered with colors and shapes, creating works that are lively and filled with motion.

Refreshments from Harry & David will be served at the reception on Friday, February 21, 5:30 – 8:00 pm.

 

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is a non-profit community art center, founded in 1960 to promote and support the arts in the Rogue Valley. The center exhibits a wide range of artistic styles and mediums from local and national artists. Programming includes art educational opportunities for children and adults. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (541)772-8118 for more info or visit www.roguegallery.org.

 

 

Kim Hearon

Executive Director

Rogue Gallery & Art Center

541-772-8118

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