Opening Reception: Fri, June 7, 5-8 pm
Panel Discussion with Randy Redfield, Pat Clark and Andries Fourie: Wed, June 12, 6-7 pm
On Display: June 7 – 30, 2019
Steeped in the genre of color field painting, Randy Redfield extends it by making use of various media at his disposal, with paint, pencil and sandpaper serving as his primary tools. Lately, the artist has taken to combining his painting with recyclable sculpture as a way to unite the 2- and 3-dimensions. Viewing his art as a means of problem-solving, Redfield seeks to “make something new and not seen before.”
Redfield employs color to generate an emotional charge in his work since “most of us have emotional ties to a favorite color through a memory or perhaps an attachment to nature.” When one of his images gets stagnant or quiet, for him a disagreeable state, the artist amps up the surface with clashing color or small details from his imagination to add interest and dynamism. Although thoroughly engaged in process, Redfield acknowledges that the painting must ultimately become the object and take on its own life.
Randy Redfield is a fifth generation Oregonian. His large color field paintings are held in many private and public collections worldwide.