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"Tincture" by Anne Greenwood

  • Outer Space Gallery 3726 Northeast 7th Avenue Portland, OR, 97212 United States (map)


Anne Greenwood

September 14, 2018 - October 15, 2018

Preview Show Friday, September 14, 20181 from 4–7PM

Artist Reception: Saturday, September 15, 2018, from 4-8 PM with music by Iowa to follow at 8:30 PM


Outer Space Gallery is pleased to present Tincture, an installation with projected visuals, textiles and printed work by Portland-based artist Anne Greenwood. For the exhibition, Greenwood furnished the space with hand-dyed fabrics stitched with horsehair made while she was in residence at the Icelandic Textile Center (Textílsetur Íslands) in Blönduós, Iceland. The artist will also feature a limited edition of hand-stitched books entitled ‘Vestiges’ that include folded, sewn, dyed, and printed crinoline pieces accompanied by text. Projected visuals will include a moving journal of seaweed, water, and wind collected while in Iceland, immersing the viewer in the sounds of the Icelandic coast. Combining her interests in art and science, Greenwood's work explores the shared geological landforms of Iceland and Oregon: mountainous, elemental, volcanic, fluvial and coastal; these landscapes are the platform upon which she explores the magical features of the natural world. Through the observation of landscape emerges a kind of divination. By exploring the layering of past and present, of the permanent and the ephemeral, this is a distillation of the artist's ancestral memory. 

Greenwood’s artwork centers around history and connection: transforming personal and historical information, materials and textile items into sculptural images, objects, and books examining the confluence of nature, magic as well as the animism of place. Tincture is her first solo installation.

Materials: Willow and white poplar wood, black poplar essential oil, walnut ink, acrylic paint; repurposed fibers: horsehair, wool, cotton, linen, silk; new fibers: Tussah wild silk, crinoline; natural dyes: Osage orange, fustic, indigo, logwood, cochineal, and weld.

Techniques: fabric manipulation, natural dying, appliqué, knotting, machine and hand-stitching, ink and brush lettering, letterpress printing and video. 

Anne Greenwood is a textiles and community engagement artist. Born on the high plains of rural North Dakota, Anne spent her childhood roaming the hills along the James River Valley under the starry night sky. She has lived in Portland for the past twenty-seven years. Anne has received grants from the Oregon Arts Commission, the Ford Family Foundation, Regional Arts & Culture Council and the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition. She has been awarded residencies at Caldera and Playa in Oregon and has taught in schools and workshops with all ages of students. In 2018 she traveled to Iceland for a residency at the Icelandic Textiles Center and recently spent a week hiking with Signal Fire in the Oregon Cascades for the residency, Carbon: Writing in the Pulse.

Thanks to Mauricio Rioseco, Dwayne Hedstrom, Genevieve Moore, Tom Greenwood, Hannah Mickunas, Berlin Wagar-Kim, Vanessa Renwick, Melinda Kowalska, Elsbeth Villa, Justus Tyrone Gooden, Diane Jacobs, Lucia Rioseco, and Lola Raymond. 

Special acknowledgment to the Oregon Arts Commission & the Ford Family Foundation. 

Outer Space is open during exhibitions and by appointment 

Earlier Event: September 14
Design Museum Mornings: The Giving Seat
Later Event: September 14
Utopian Visions Art Fair