Oct. 5 - 29, 2018, "Filete to Word Portraits" will show at Elevated Ice Cream, 627 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA. An opening reception will be on Sat. October 6, 5:30 - 8pm, during the Port Townsend Art Walk. The pieces showing are a combination of original paintings from my collection and archival prints of originals on hand painted panels with hand built frames. This is an opportunity to see some of my best work – not often shown – in one of the best locations to view art and enjoy delicious hand made ice cream! Lots of great art and great places to enjoy in this Victorian seaport town. elevatedicecream.com Fri-Sat 10am-10pm, Sun-Thurs 10am-9pm
Too Much, Too Much is showing within the PNCA Alumni Unlimited exhibition; Sept. 6-26, 2018, reception Sept. 6th, 6-9pm. https://events.pnca.edu/e/2443
"Connecting with real people and art is so healing for us all," Remedios Rapoport. The show closes on Sept. 26, 2018.
Too Much, Too Much
2006 oil alkyd painting on wood panel with 23k gilding
30 x 30 x 1.5 inches
George Harrison’s song, "It’s all Too Much," sings to the overwhelming spiritual feelings of love, yet seems to end reflecting our consumerism and image absorbed culture. Chanting Too Much, Too Much can have opposite meanings from grotesque to fashionably cool or too much of anything. Here it repeats and spins within a yin yang.
Exhibition Juror Margaret Bullock, Curator of Collections and Special Exhibitons at Tacoma Art Museum, Washington, selected Rapoport's Velvet Love for this group show. Velvet Love has shown at the Chicago Art Department, Chicago, September of 2017 and also at the Portland Love Show 2018, Portland, February of 2018.
Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water Street, Port Townsend, celebrates this 20th Annual Juried Art show opening August 2nd, with an awards ceremony and reception on August 3rd at 6:30pm.
Margaret Bullock will give a lecture in the gallery on August 4th at 1:00pm. The exhibition closes on August 6th at 5:30.
Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368
Think Big, May 31 - July 1, 2018
A juried exhibition featuring The Gentle Revolution Mobile by Remedios Rapoport
June 2, 5:30-8:00 PM - Opening reception and Art Walk
June 3, 1:00 PM - Art Talk by Juror Michael Paul Miller at NAC, awards will be presented at the Art Talk.
Juror: Micheal Paul Miller, Associate Professor of Art, Peninsula College, Port Angeles, WA
The Gentle Revolution Mobile was reconfigured to fit the size restraints of this show into a space of 50" wide by 114" long. To do so Remedios Rapoport applied for and was granted a two week artist residency at Centrum in Port Townsend.
Open Studio with Resident Artist
Saturday, May 26, 2018
12-4 p.m. Bulding #205
Fort Worden State Park
“Finished pieces and those in progress will show the various materials and techniques I use to realize my creative intentions,” Rapoport said of the upcoming open studio. Rapoport has been a longtime resident of Portland, Oregon and is new to showing her work in Port Townsend. Her love of this area and in particular, the Olympic National Forest, has informed her recent body of work which she calls Sacred Earth/Holy Water.
Rapoport’s work evolved into mixed media paintings and sculptures after spending her childhood as a pictorial and sign painter.
“My intention is to attract viewers with visual eye candy, that stimulates minds across cultural and political boundaries, for a healthier world, for all people of the world.” -Remedios Rapoport
She will also have her modular kinetic sculpture, The Gentle Revolution Mobileon view (pictured above). This kinetic sculpture evolved from The Gentle Revolution Manifesto, a concept to promote positive change. The mobile has traveled since 2007 to Portland, Seattle, Boston, and Chicago as part of solo exhibitions and socio/political group shows.
Rapoport’s work is hand drawn, cut and carved. It is then painted and gilded on panels or constructions of wood and aluminum. Each layer is hand rendered, from sketches to patterns, with various materials in a constant process of adjustment. Rapoport learned the trompe l’oeil effect she uses from studies of Argentine Filete Porteño. The flowing abstractions of acanthus leaf scrolls create relationships between shapes with color and tension for emotional communication. By framing images and messages with extreme beauty and gilding, she presents them as sacred objects, giving value to the concepts.
Ford Gallery presents: Return of the Love Show After a 6 year break, the Ford Gallery dusts off The Love Show! A show about love! Not just the sappy Hallmark kind of love, but love in all its many forms: The good, the bad and yes, even the ugly!
OPENING PARTY! February 3rd 2018 6 pm to 11 pm
featuring live music & performances Bar & Pot-luck, Clothing drive for Transition Projects http://www.tprojects.org The Portland Love show seeks to shine some light on the complicated disco ball that is love, dark facets and all. With the greeting card/florist/jewelry/chocolate conspiracy focusing so much attention (and cash) on romance and sex every February, we aim to create a visual dialogue about love in its many incarnations and interpretations, be it self-love, sorrow, lust, confusion, hope, bitterness, gentleness, deception, romance, imagination, jealousy, true love, young love, love lost, parental, filial, adversarial love, the surrounding abundance of love or love as the unknown….
The Pre-Vinylette Society: An International Showcase of Women Sign Painters, has invited me to participate in this month long show featuring over 60 women sign painters from 9 different countries at the Chicago Art Department.
Chicago show link: http://www.previnylitesociety.com/current-upcoming-exhibitions
My Gentle Revolution Mobile Installation will be a large central piece taking advantage of the 20 foot high cieling space of the gallery advocating for people to make healthy change with positive ideas. Two new panels will bring some new Word Portrait messages to the pubilic for this installation. A companion piece will also be on the wall in solidarity with work of the other women sign painters this exhibition celebrates.
I have a GoFundMe site for donations to help with the expenses of my travel and shipping costs to do this installation and celebration in Chicago. Any amount of donation will help a lot as it all adds up. I am greatful for all the folks who support my art as it gives economic aid while supporting my morale for continued work.
GoFundMe link: https://www.gofundme.com/remedios-rapoport-chicago-art-show
Print sales are also a great way to give financial support and share the ideas and images of my work to more people. I have a link on my Print Sales page.
Much love to you all...Live/Love!