December Solo Show PDX

December 1st, 2016

Friday Dec 2nd 6-8pm the Gallery at the Jupiter – presents – jesse reno – bubble gum geometry – a solo exhibition of over 20 new works – the Gallery at the Jupiter – 800 e burnside st – pdx or 97214

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Gallery @ the Jupiter is proud to present “Bubble Gum Geometry,” an abstract art collection by local artist Jesse Reno (official), from December 2, 2016, to November 31, 2017.

The First Friday – Portland’s Eastside Artwalk artist opening reception will be held on Friday, December 2nd, from 6 to 8 p.m.

“Bubble Gum Geometry happened, it was not conceptualized. It is a progression and extension of my ongoing experimentation with the process of abstraction and expressionism… a place where I act and react to my process, guided by mark, shape, and color interactions, and feelings more than form. The outcome is unknown and non directed. The directives are fueled by feelings rather than clear ideas or imagery.”

The Jupiter Hotel has been an incubator for small businesses and a supporter of the arts. The First Friday event is an opportunity to treat attendees to a variety of sensory stimulation and support the local artisans that make Portland a unique and wonderful place to live.

Art Sale on Bigcartel

December 1st, 2016

Still a nice group of pieces available for immediate sale – clearing out some old inventory – link in profile – pieces up to half off – http://truemeasuregallery.bigcartel.com/category/jesse-reno

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Upcoming Mexico Workshop

December 1st, 2016

who wants to come paint and mexico? still a few spots left. learn about my techniques and ideas about finding yourself within your work. find purpose and understanding in your work by following feelings rather than logic to arrive at imagery that is personal and hidden in abstraction waiting to be found. become engaged in your process by finding techniques that reveal forms and imagery rather than struggling with perfection.. this 5 day workshop takes place at hacienda mosaico in puerta vallarta mexico. the grounds are amazing a perfect place to forget the rest of the world and dig deep into your creative process. all skill levels welcome.

to find out more – http://www.haciendamosaico.com/ws_24.html

to get a better idea of what im all about you can check out this talk i gave at the national art educators annual convention earlier this year in chicago – http://media01.commpartners.com/…/…/Thurs03Reno/archive.html

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Mexico Workshop – Spots Left

November 11th, 2016

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5 day workshop at Hacienda Mosaico. More info at http://www.haciendamosaico.com/ws_24.html.

Jan 29th – Feb 4th this will be a special workshop focusing on large scale work. this is thanks to the expansive facilities at the hacienda.
it will be the closest look you can expect to get at my process, ideas, techniques, and methods. with techniques that promote introspection, through random actions, methods and expressions. the perfect amount of time to take on a project of large scale and really get a feel and full experience of how to best engage in these techniques.
there will also be plenty of time to step away or into the pool to get a fresh perspective on our work.

In March I gave a speech in Chicago at the national Art Educators yearly conference called “Ambition over direction”  I spoke in front of over 200 people.  You can watch it via the link below, I talk about why I do what I do and how I got to where I am…

http://media01.commpartners.com/ArtED/Annual_2016/Thurs03Reno/archive.html

epic sale

November 3rd, 2016

just updated the True Measure Gallery online shop with some massively discounted original paintings. Some are more than 50%.
stuff as big as the 48″x72″ piece. check it out before i realize im being crazy and take it down.
http://truemeasuregallery.bigcartel.com/category/jesse-reno

 

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Portland Solo show December

October 19th, 2016
My next show "Bubblegum Geometry" at Gallery @ the Jupiter opens Dec 2nd. Runs through Jan 31st. http://galleryatthejupiter.com/
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new book – 40% off today only

October 18th, 2016

My latest book “Bubblegum Geometry” is 40% off today only through the publishers website.

blurb link: http://www.blurb.com/b/7241072-bubblegum-geometry
discount code, 40% off today only: FAM40

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“everything” the art and music of Jesse Reno and Portland Open Studio’s all this weekend

October 6th, 2016

This Friday, Saturday, Sunday you are invited to come to my studio.

FRIDAY
Opening reception for “Everything” by Jesse Reno
Friday, October 7th from 6-10pm

True Measure Gallery

3022 E Burnside st, Portland, 97214

LIVE music set performed by Jesse, drinks and snacks

Everything – an all encompassing exhibition including paintings, photographs, drawings, short films, and musical compositions created by Jesse Reno a full time artist in Portland for the last 12 years. All new work from within 2016. this exhibit showcases the relationship of Reno’s ideas inspirations and feelings that run across his work in all his mediums. Jesse Reno says his work is “An abstraction of time in ancient faces, viewed over a sound scape of fairy tales playing on record players tuned to black and white tvs. constellations and rainbows drawn like maps to the subconscious” Reno has recently been focused on creating drawings with markers this has shifted his style into further abstraction using shapes to create space and suggestions of faces hidden in stained glass over a white backdrop. Long time admires of Reno’s work have compared his new style to famous artists such as Miro and Doppler Mobiles with a twist of graffiti and cubism

 

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Saturday, Sunday October 8,9,15,16

This is will be my 5th year participating in Portland Open Studios.  My studio/gallery will be open from 10-5pm each day. (the next two saturdays and sundays)
Come see over 300 paintings, drawings, prints, books, shirts, skateboards.  I will be live painting during the tour and taking questions about my process.
Hope to see you there – 3022 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

Also Melissa Monroe http://melissamonroeart.com/ will have our home studio open featuring her work.  Same days and times 9315 SE Market St, Portland, OR 97216
about a 10 minute drive from the studio

more info  –http://portlandopenstudios.com/

Here is a video I made of Melissa’s studio!

EUREKA,CA SHOW – October

September 29th, 2016

EUREKA,CA SHOW – Between Stars and Spirits
Im in a 3 person show along side Sheldon Skillie and Sarah Lesher opening at Black Faun Gallery in Eureka, CA on October 1st. Ill have over 20 works on display. The show runs until Nov 2nd.
http://www.blackfaunart.com/exhibitions.html

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WORKSHOP – Puerto Vallarta, MEXICO

September 22nd, 2016

Registration for my yearly workshop at Hacienda Mosaico in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is now available.

http://www.haciendamosaico.com/ws_24.html

5 days  – January 29th-February 4th 2017.

 

In March I gave a speech in Chicago at the national Art Educators yearly conference called “Ambition over direction”  I spoke in front of over 200 people.  You can watch it via the link below, I talk about why I do what I do and how I got to where I am…

http://media01.commpartners.com/ArtED/Annual_2016/Thurs03Reno/archive.html

 

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