Past Windowfront Exhibitions

Julie Anderson - mixed media & John Park - video  

BIOLOGY RISING

Dates displayed: January 16-February 15, 2021

Presented by: Harmonic Laboratory

Location: 856 Willamette Street

This piece explores making and lighting “Biology Rising,” made of monotypes on tissue paper and wire, and inspired by Volvox, freshwater algae which collaborate to move toward the light they need to survive.


Athena Delene & Steven Weeks

POSTCARD PORTAITS  

Dates displayed: January 16-February 15, 2021

Presented by: Harmonic Laboratory

Location: 856 Willamette Street

About: Wish We Were There: A collection of photos from another time


Shannon Carleen Knight  

PRELUDE

Dates displayed: January 16-February 15, 2021

Presented by: Harmonic Laboratory

Location: 856 Willamette Street

About: 'Prelude' is a stop-motion animated painting cartoon that reveals a bizarre and colorful journey through abstract painting, graffiti and a few playful animated characters that lead the viewer down a strange a winding path to arrive at a glimpse of Willamette street as imagined sometime around the 1920s.


Windowfront Exhibitions David Placencia December 2020David Placencia

WINTER OWL

Dates displayed: December 14, 2020-February 15, 2021

Presented by: Urban Canvas

Location: 1045 Willamette Street 

About: Born in Southern California, David CP Placencia moved permanently to Eugene, Oregon in 2008 to focus on his art practice. 2012 marked his first solo exhibition at a local art gallery and he continues to show artworks, public art and provides art instruction in Eugene religiously since graduating from the University of Oregon in 2013. Teaching and being active in community projects became a large part of his practice. In 2019 he founded WheelHaus Arts, a K-12 art studio and gallery. khaostasis.com/


Windowfront Exhibitions Dorothy Siemens Dec 2020Dorothy Siemens

A QUIET WINTER NIGHT

Dates displayed: December 14, 2020-February 15, 2021

Presented by: Urban Canvas

Location: 833 Willamette Street

About: Dorothy Siemens has found her life’s work in illustrating, drawing, painting, and bringing joy to people through her art. She discovered her style in warm texturized peripheral shapes composed of bold and bright colors and spirited but casual actors. After studying printing making at the U of O, she lived and worked as an artist in Japan, co-directing a nomadic gallery. Dorothy now resides in her hometown of Eugene, Oregon. Her portfolio includes contract work with Fiverr, band posters, magazine ads and editorials, children’s books and everything in between. deedeeoho.tumblr.com/


Windowfront Exhibitions Janene Block Dec 2020Janene Block

WINTER WONDERLAND

Dates displayed: December 14, 2020-February 15, 2021

Presented by: Urban Canvas

Location: 80 E. Broadway 

About: Janene Block is a local artist who has lived in Eugene/Springfield most of her life and received her education in Fine Arts at the University of Oregon.  She is an illustrator and painter with a passion for studying the human body through dance and portraiture. She is a special needs mom who, in her spare time uses painting as a means of catharsis. She also enjoys painting landscapes and murals while finding comfort and solace in creating portraits, particularly those who have passed on. It is a great honor for her to commemorate people through her paintings. It is a spiritual and intimate experience and a very special gift to share with others as a way to give back to her community. facebook.com/JaneneBlockStudios


Geordi HelmickGeordi Helmick

UNTITLED | 2020 Interactive Video

Dates displayed: December 14, 2020-February 15, 2021

Presented by: ArtCity

Location: 1038 Willamette Street

About: In my work, I explore relationships between the body and technology through performance, interactive installations, and playful objects. Somatic practices drive my work, emphasizing interconnectivity between the mind and body. My performance art is framed by the vulnerability of being seen, the agency in choosing to be seen and move my body on camera, and being visible as a queer, genderfluid artist.


Joseph Peila and Cari IngrassiaJoseph Peila & Cari Ingrassia

TOGETHER APART, APART TOGETHER | 2020 Video

Dates displayed: December 14, 2020-February 15, 2021

Presented by: ArtCity

Location: 1044 Willamette Street

About: As COVID-19 continues to bring new challenges and constrictions, artists have had to change the way we create and share our creations. Luckily technology has given us opportunities to connect, yet we still feel disconnected.  For this live Zoom performance, we pondered the question: What used to make us happy, but now makes us uncomfortable? We communicated through painting, which revealed “uncomfortable” video imagery such as crowded concerts and intimate kissing.


Joseph Peila is a multidisciplinary artist that specializes in creative concepts that stretch the imagination. Using both new and old technology, video, photography, design and fabrication, he creates work that sometimes is fleeting, but always pushes the boundary of normal concepts.  mehappynow.com 


Cari Ingrassia designs unexpected and participatory art experiences that foster a community mindset. “I strive to create work that highlights our unique human quirkiness, while ultimately revealing our universal commonalities and connectedness.” cariingrassia.com


Stephanie JacksonStephanie Jackson 

THE MANDALA PROJECT |2020  Glass Mosaic

Dates displayed: December 14, 2020-February 15, 2021

Presented by: ArtCity

Location: 873 Willamette Street

About: Stephanie Jackson is a mosaic artist and program manager for the Creative Connections Program at CAFA.  This exhibit, the "Mandala Project," includes stained glass mosaic mandalas created by the women in the Artful Connections Women's groups.


Jackson facilitates therapeutic art groups for the Creative Connections Program at CAFA, a counseling non-profit in Eugene. The "Artful Connections (50 and older) Women's Group" online therapeutic art groups recently created stained glass mosaic mandalas as a part of their therapeutic journey.  These groups were formed in response to COVID-19 to help promote connection in a time when women within this age group could be experiencing feelings of isolation and loss.  The vibrancy of the colors, shapes, and textures capture their hope and resiliency demonstrated during these unprecedented times. creativeconnectionscafa.com


Fermata Ballet

Fermata Ballet

INTRODUCING FERMATA BALLET COLLECTIVE | 2020 Video

Dates displayed: December 14, 2020-February 15, 2021

Presented by: ArtCity

Location: 1044 Willamette Street

About: Fermata Ballet Collective is a group of dancers in the Pacific Northwest who have found their careers and projects on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this pause in regular arts programming, Fermata offers opportunities for dance art in a respectful and safe manner during the current conditions with a focus on inclusive movement and social justice. fermataballetcollective.com

Credits:

  • Video Editor: Lindsey Shields  
  • Photography & Videographer: Jay Eads 
  • Fermata Ballet Collective Founders: Alaja Badalich, Jim Ballard, Angela Dunham, Tracy Fuller, Jessica Jaye Mackinson, Sophia MacMillan, Lindsey Shields 
  • Fermata Ballet Collective Co-Leaders: Carmelli Maria Hess, Z Jackson, Kendra Lady, Issac Lee, Ashley Newport, Ell Peterson, Sara Stockwell, Safia Suboohi, Ellie Weinman

Native American MarketNative American Arts & Crafts Market

Dates open: December 14, 2020-February 15, 2021

Location: 857 Willamette Street

About: Native American Arts and Crafts Market showcases work from Northwest artists and crafters in a wide variety of genres, including beading, basket making, printmaking, painting, weaving and graphic arts. Peruse the pop-up shop window with craft items available for purchase. facebook.com/NativeAmericanArtsCraftMarket


Autumn Jing Green

PRISMATIC OSCILLATION

Dates displayed: December 14, 2020-January 16, 2021

Presented by: Harmonic Laboratory

Location: 856 Willamette Street

About: Autumn Jing Green quotes: "The unification of art and technology is extraordinary in every aspect. Taking objects from the physical world and extending their dimensionality by means of technology is such a thrill." 

"The very fact that what I create is foundationally composed of mathematical functions and algorithms ceaselessly amazes me."


Windowfront Exhibition Brian NelsonBrian Nelson

STATIC SILENCE

Dates displayed: December 14, 2020-January 16, 2021

Presented by: Harmonic Laboratory

Location: 856 Willamette Street

About: This is a playful effort with no narrative; it is simply an exploration into creating something visually entertaining using light, color, and rhythm.  The goal was a song without audio. 


Quote about Brian, by Brian: "Stop motion animation, projection mapping, photography, drawing, digital works, music, and well, just about any form of art… I love creating."