Archive for the ‘New Art’ Category

Dorothy 70 Years After Her Adventure in Oz

Monday, August 2nd, 2010
Rhea Giffin-"Dorothy's Lollipop Guilded Memories"

Rhea Giffin-"Dorothy's Lollipop Guilded Memories"

Here’s the piece from last year’s “Oz-vitational” at the Tinman Gallery

Rhea Giffin and Virginia Carter “ESSENTIAL PETS,” an art exhibit at the Tinman Gallery

Friday, October 30th, 2009
   
See this show!
See this show!

http://www.tinmanartworks.com Tinman-Essential Pets Postcard-FRONT 001

Mindful Navigation: The POA Series

Thursday, November 13th, 2008
"Mindful Navigation" from The POA Series by Rhea Giffin

"Mindful Navigation" from The POA Series by Rhea Giffin

What is it?  It’s a haphazard venture into my own personal “pockets of autism” through dimensional “paintings of apples” and other playful papier mache and mixed media sculpture that loosely illustrates my poem or the other way around.  As an artist, embracing, questioning, sorting out my sensitiivities, thoughts and observations is what drives me.  For this series, Apples serve as a universally symbolic, light-hearted disguised guide for this expedition’s contemplation of complexities of thought, ironies and emotion accompanied by an occasional orange or pear.  This exhibition is in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture’s Art @ Work program.  Runs January 6 – March 29, 2009, 5-8 pm., Kress Gallery in River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave., third level, Spokane, Washington, USA.  For art rental or purchase information, contact Ryanh@northwestmuseum.org A reception will be held on Friday, February 6th in conjunction with Spokane’s bi-annual Visual Arts Tour.  Hope you can attend.

The Poem:

POA (from Mindful Navigation: The POA Series)

 

Paintings Of Apples

Pockets Of Autism, Alphabets and Apples

Stopping, Chewing, Spitting Out or Swallowing.

Swallowing Pieces, Swallowing Whole.

Pieces Of Allegory, Audacity and Anger

Portals Of Adaptation

Practicalities Of Anxiety, Anonymity and Abnormality.

Why be normal?

Parties Of Aardvarks

Promenade Onto Ark

Feast on Provisions Of Ants

Aunts and Uncles

Provide Pieces Of Apples

Pieces Of Apples and Pretext Of Answers

Pretext Of Answers and Presumption Of Altars

Prayers Of At-one-ness

Pourings Over Ambulances

Postdiluvian Attitudes

Pessimism Of Anarchists

Pornography Of Anatomy

Promises Of Ancients

Priests Obscuring Audacity

Portentousness Of Animism

Apples and Amis. Apples and Enemies.

Poisonous and Sweet. Toxic and Sweet.

Pestilence Of America. Apple Pie and What-not.

Perils Of Angst. Poisons on Articulation. Positions Of Altitude. Perils Of Annihilation, Ambivalence. 

Poverty Of Application. Prayers Of Amusements. Poverty Of Artists.

Presence Of Anger. Pockets Of Attitude, Audacity, Abandonment. Pain Of All.

Pachyderms Of Africa and Asia.

Perilous Pretorian Pathways Obstruct. Offering Only Annihilation.

Planetary Pain. Outrageous. Overwhelming. Astounding Apathy.

Predictions Of Avalanches. Pockets Of Pain. Indigestion.

Perplexed, Puzzling, Pondering, Projecting.

Prisoners Of Addiction, Avoidance, Atrocity, Atrophy.

Purging Over-Accumulations, Oppressive Attitudes, Overwhelm, Off-putting Apathy

Possessions Obscuring Action

Pockets Of Articulation, Answers, and Altars.

Pockets Of Autism, Alphabets, and Apples.

Parcels Of Arithmetic. Patterns Of Ambivalence. Peels Of Apples.

Pleas to Openings of Awareness.

Pitiful Offers of Absolution. Pretend Ownership of Autonomy.

Pomegranates Of Awe, Abundance, Amazements.

Pleas to Ponder Poetry Of Apples and Pockets.

Paintings Of Apples and Acronyms.

Paintings Of Apples and Ponderings.

Parings. Pairings. Pear Rings Of Apples.

©2008Rhea Giffin

Cupcake Collaboration

Thursday, November 13th, 2008
Ken Yuhasz and Rhea Giffin with Cupcake Collaboration November 2008Thanks to neon artist, Ken Yuhasz of Spokane http://www.acmeglassworks.com for collaborating with me on this piece. In conjunction with the Spokane Symphony’s Festival in celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday, it will be part of an invitational exhibition, A House Divided: The Legacy of Lincoln at the Chase Gallery in Spokane City Hall January 5 – March 2, 2009.  Other participating artists are:  Tobe Harvey, Scott Kolbo, Garric Simonsen and more… An artists reception will be Friday, February 6th from 5 to 9 p.m. in conjunction with the Visual Arts Tour. www.spokanearts.org Same day and time as my “Mindful Navigation: The POA Series” exhibit at the Kress Gallery across the street in River Park Square, third level.
my ever helpful assistant and cupcake in process

my ever helpful assistant and cupcake in process

Ken Yuhasz Working His Magic

Ken Yuhasz Working His Magic