Rogue Gallery Art Center

 

 

 

 

Current Exhibits:

Main Gallery - Community Gallery - Members' Gallery - Berryman Gallery

 

IN THE MAIN GALLERY

left to right: Baba Wagué Diakité, Mami Wata with Turtle, ceramic; PendaDiakite, CabaKo, collage on board

THE CUTTING EDGE:
Ceramics by Baba Wagué Diakité & Collages by Penda Diakité

September 27–November 8, 2019

Reception: 4th Friday, September 27, 5 :30–8pm

 

This exhibit features a collaboration of father and daughter artists, Baba Wagué Diakité and
Penda Diakité. Ceramic artist Baba Wagué Diakité and collage artist Penda Diakité create vibrant
work featuring expressive narratives. Each artists has a unique approach, embracing styles and
influences from contemporary to traditional, from Mali, Africa to Portland, Oregon.

Baba Wagué Diakité is an artist, author, illustrator and storyteller. He was raised in Mali, West Africa and is now based in Portland, Oregon. His work is animated with engaging figures, vitalizing the traditional forms he learned from his grandmother in West Africa by bringing them into contemporary times. He has traveled throughout the U.S. for author visits and workshops. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and received critical acclaim in numerous international magazines. He is the founder of the Ko-Falen cultural center in Bamako, Mali which promotes cultural, artistic, and educational exchange between the United States and Mali.

Penda Diakité professional pursuits include art, film, and running her art inspired fashion line PendaWear. She is the daughter of two artists, Baba Wagué Diakité and Ronna Neuenschwander. She grew up between Mali, West Africa and Portland, Oregon. She earned a BFA in Film/Video and a minor in Cultural Studies from the California Institute of the Arts. Diakité’s mixed media work meshes the vibrant colors and patterns of her Malian heritage with influences of her American urban upbringing using spray paint, acrylic and paper collage. Her work reflects traditional and contemporary themes, telling stories about identity and humankind. Her solo exhibition ‘Made in America’ was sponsored by a Dean Collection grant from Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz. It showed at the Substrate gallery in Los Angeles, where she is based.

Penda Diakité will present a workshop on her unique collage process on Saturday, September 28, 1-3 pm.
To register, and for more information go HERE>>

 

 

IN THE COMMUNITY GALLERY

 

Deep Impressions:
Handmade Prints by Stefan Wolf

October 11 – November 22, 2019

Reception: Friday, October 18, 5:30-8:00 pm

Stefan Wolf has been practicing relief printing for over a decade, from learning the process here in the Rogue Valley to pursuing more formal instruction from Portland State University. He demonstrates his passion for the process with his striking hand carved linoleum and woodblock prints. Wolf’s work reflects on universal themes inspired by orthodox Christianity and Western tradition. One series of prints in this exhibit, Losing Home is a collaboration with Peripheral Vision PDX illustrating a story by Navajo thinker and activist Mark Charles.


Stefan Wolf, Rich Fool,  linoleum block print

 

 

IN THE BERRYMAN GALLERY

WHEN I DREAM I DREAM IN COLOR: 
The Annual Rogue Gallery Staff Exhibit

August 1- September 10

Artwork in this exhibit is by staff members of the Rogue Gallery & Art Center. This exhibit is the exploration by these artists of color and dreams.

Participiating artists include Rachel Barrett (Graphic Artist), Jenny Calaba (Gallery Coordinator), Monica Camargo (Program Assistant), Kim Hearon (Executive Director),and
Anna Hinkle (Gallery Assistant).

The Berryman Gallery is located upstairs at the Craterian Theater. You may visit the Berryman before the Craterian's performances; see their website dates at www.craterian.org/calendar.

Anna Hinkle, Landscape with Incoherence, acrylic and ink

 

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