Celebrating Ten Years of Scalehouse!

sTENcil: Evening Mixer Celebrating Ten Years of Scalehouse

Date: Thursday, June 29
Time: 5pm
Cost: $60
Scalehouse Gallery

Join us in celebrating ten years of Scalehouse and supporting contemporary art and artists in our community with:

  • Bites from Noosh
  • Beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Live music, interactive exhibition, raffle prizes, arts community!

All proceeds from sTENcil will directly fund exhibitions, programming and special projects at Scalehouse and its mission to convene diverse thinkers for in-depth conversation, exhibition, artistic collaboration and events. $60 cost includes bites, drinks and Scalehouse Thinker level membership.

We hope you can join us!

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In Praise of Fragmentation Featuring Heidi Schwegler

On View May 5-June 24

Things break.

Heidi Schwegler’s practice considers a landscape awash in fragments. Her work is an aesthetic investigation into the “culture of breakage” or “planned obsolescence” that our global economy relies upon. By recontextualizing broken things as the basis for new sculptural forms, her process blurs lines between the manufactured and crafted, the industrial and the handmade through traditional and experimental materials, found forms and replicas re-made in glass, gold, porcelain, resin and wood.

The Scalehouse Gallery is open Wednesday – Saturday from 1-6pm. We are located in the Tin Pan Alley of the Franklin Crossing building, 550 NW Franklin, Suite 138.

About Heidi Schwegler:
Heidi Schwegler explores a wide range of materials in the service of her subject matter. Drawn to the peripheral ruin, she deftly incorporates found objects with traditional craft and sculpture media. “When [an object] is no longer contextualized by function and ownership, the discarded thing’s anonymity and ambiguity render it pervious to the imagination,” she says, approaching such things as a source of investigation. “I consider its formal qualities as raw material – but a very particular raw material that is both new and an indicator of past use, past value and past purpose.”

Schwegler’s accolades include an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission, Hallie Ford Fellowship and two MacDowell Colony Fellowships in the Visual Arts. She was artist-in-residence at MacDowell, Pilchuck, VCCA, Yaddo, Anderson Ranch Arts Center and Bullseye Glass Company, among others. Notable exhibitions of her work include the 2018 Bellevue Art Museum Biennial, Portland2016: A Biennial of Contemporary Art, curated by Michelle Grabner and presented by Disjecta Contemporary Art Center; her ten-year retrospective, Botched Execution, at The Art Gym at Marylhurst University, Oregon and the Sheldon Museum of Art in Lincoln, Nebraska. Schwegler holds a BFA from the University of Kansas and MFA from the University of Oregon. She divides her time between Portland, Oregon and resides full time in Yucca Valley, California where she is the founding director of Yucca Valley Material Lab.

Her sculptural work is in the permanent collection of the Portland Art Museum currently on view in the Hoffman Galleries of the Northwest Art wing), the Crocker Museum and the Hallie Ford Museum.

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