Posts Tagged ‘Spokane artist’

New Small Works from And Another Thing Series

Sunday, February 9th, 2014
Rhea Giffin_Aha_WB

Rhea Giffin – “Aha”_From And Another Thing Series 11 1/2″ x 3 3/8″ x 1” mixed media

Rhea Giffin_Ever1LoveWB

Rhea Giffin – “Ever1Love”_From And Another Thing Series
4 3/16″ x 3 15/16″ x 3/4″ mixed media

Rhea Giffin_People As Poems_WB

Rhea Giffin – “People As Poems”_From And Another Thing Series 6″ x 7” mixed media

Rhea Giffin_Tell Me About It_WB

Rhea Giffin – “Tell Me About It”_From And Another Thing Series 8 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ x 1” mixed media

Rhea Giffin_HaHaHa_WB

Rhea Giffin – “HaHaHa”_From And Another Thing Series 12″ x 8 1/4″ x 2” mixed media

Rhea Giffin_BlueSquared_WB

Rhea Giffin – “Bluesquared”_From And Another Thing Series 13″ x 13″ x 2 3/4” mixed media

Rhea Giffin_BlueZ_WB

Rhea Giffin – “Bluez”_From And Another Thing Series 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 x 1 3/4” mixed media

Rhea Giffin_AndAndAndAnd_WB

Rhea Giffin – “AndAndAndAnd”_From And Another Thing Series 6 1/2″ x 5 3/8″ x 1 1/4” mixed media

Rhea Giffin_Heads Together People_WB

Rhea Giffin – “Heads Together People”_From And Another Thing Series 6 3/4″ x 6 3/8″ x 1 1/2” mixed media

 

Little Cat Series

Monday, August 2nd, 2010
Rhea Giffin-"Almost Got It" cat-6.25x2.75x7in.

Rhea Giffin-"Almost Got It" cat-6.25x2.75x7in.

Rhea Giffin-"Erleichda" cat-6.5x5.75x6.25in.

Rhea Giffin-"Erleichda" cat-6.5x5.75x6.25in.

Rhea Giffin-"Intrigued" cat-7x2x8in.

Rhea Giffin-"Intrigued" cat-7x2x8in.

Rhea Giffin-"Grace Anatomy" cat-7x2.5x7in.

Rhea Giffin-"Grace Anatomy" cat-7x2.5x7in.

Rhea Giffin-"Wants Up" cat-7x2x8in.

Rhea Giffin-"Wants Up" cat-7x2x8in.

Little cat Series

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

American Style Reviews “500 Chairs” Book

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

I am honored that my art chair, “Dali’s Darlin’ Ziraffe” is featured in the May 2008 Lark Book publication, 500 Chairs: Celebrating Traditional and Innovative Designs  (page 45).  The book is indeed, “eye candy,” as are all of Lark’s 500 series publications. 

Click here to see American Style review (pdf)

By-the-way, this chair is available for sale or rental through The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture’s Art @ Work Program. Contact Ryan Hardesty, ryanh@northwestmuseum.org

Coming Soon to Harding Family Center

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Papier Mache/Mixed Media Hands-on workshop, Harding Family Center, 411 N. 15th Street, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Four THURSDAYS, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2009, 6pm-8:30pm.  Cost and other details will be forthcoming.