March 2021 – Kelly Neidig , Adrienne Eliades & Justin Auld

To purchase, please call Guardino Gallery @ 503-281-9048 or come visit the gallery with mask and social distancing (2939 NE Alberta St, Portland OR 97211). – Open Tuesday thru Sunday 11-4pm

MAIN GALLERY
February 25-March 23

Kelly Neidig

Kelly Neidig draws inspiration from prehistoric art representations of astronomical events, her favorite cartoons, and quantum physics. Her works references recognizable forms. By contesting the division between the realm of memory and the realm of experience, she creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Kelly Neidig attended Penn State University. She graduated with a B.A. in Integrative Arts combining fine art and landscape architecture. She currently lives and works in Portland, OR. Neidig mainly works with acrylic paint on paper and canvas.  In 2009 Neidig was invited to show her work in the exhibition Representing Abstraction at the Museum of Northwest Art in WA. In 2012 she was selected to participate in the 10th NW Biennial at the Tacoma Art Museum in WA. Kelly has received several awards and has her work in collection across the United States.

ADRIENNE ELIADES (Ceramics)

Adrienne Eliades ceramic work is inspired by recurring motifs observed in her environment. Patterns are all around us. Wallpaper, concrete screens, manhole covers, and security envelopes provide rich source materials reminiscent of the marks people make on the world. Based on a visual language of color, line, and shape, rather than words, patterns can evoke emotional responses connected to memory. Adrienne harnesses the allure of the repeat pattern to captivate the user’s attention. Drawing on the comfort of regularity, she creates areas of appeal with deviations in the visual motifs. Her design-focused functional tableware sets the stage for emphasizing delight in eating experiences.

FEATURE AREA
February 25-March 21

JUSTIN AULD (Paintings)

Justin Auld’s work explores the connection between art and the brain’s tendency to find images in random patterns. “Quantum mechanics” describe how a particle has multiple concurrent states of being; these quantum works present simultaneous options of an image. They ask you to question your initial perceptions, to see beyond what is first communicated between the eyes and the brain. In this way, these works reflect how each person inhabits their own universe and sees their own reality. Challenging one’s perceptions is a way to see beyond one’s own universe. Quantum viewing shows multiple realities as one. The works’ cloud forms speak to how humans seek to form sense within chaos. The sky offers countless, ever-changing suggestions of images; early humans looked to the sky and saw gods, which helped them make sense of their world. Changing perception, faces, clouds: these quantum works use the same raw material that formed our minds, legends, and myths, and use them to present the inner workings of the universe.