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Lean In Closer @ Stephanie Chefas Projects

Lean In Closer @ Stephanie Chefas Projects

On January 27th, guest curator and artist Max Kauffman asks that you 'LEAN in CLOSER' at Stephanie Chefas Projects. Kauffman's latest curatorial endeavor features eleven artists whose work relays discreet narratives through the use of pointed imagery and stunning technique. Hand selected by Kauffman himself, each artist hails from the tradition of folk, frequently expressing emotion and weaving captivating tales that compels the viewer to search beyond the surface and discover secrets lying within.  

In the curator's own words: "LEAN in CLOSER looks at artists who evoke visual narratives in their work, each telling stories with his or her unique vernacular. Through suggestion, color, repetition, and a familiar hand, these makers push their respective genres forward while honoring the tradition of folk. 'Lean In Closer' is hence a suggestion to look more closely at these stories."

Artist featured: Ryan Bubnis (above), Ian FergusonLori FieldEvan BHarrisAndrea Joyce HeimerMax KauffmanTroy LovegatesJaime MolinaKreh MelickStacey Rozich, and Betsy Walton.

'Lean in Closer' runs through February 24th at Stephanie Chefas Projects, 305 SE 3rd Ave #202, Portland, OR 97214, www.stephaniechefas.com.

  Andrea Joyce Heimer

Andrea Joyce Heimer

  Jaime Molina

Jaime Molina

  Troy Lovegates

Troy Lovegates

  Lori Field

Lori Field

  Betsy Walton

Betsy Walton

  Evan B. Harris

Evan B. Harris

Ray Caesar 'Tainted' @ Gallery House

Ray Caesar 'Tainted' @ Gallery House

Psychological Realism @ Paul Booth Gallery

Psychological Realism @ Paul Booth Gallery