As masks take over the CCC this fall, this group exhibit gives a glimpse of the wide array of types, styles and methods of mask-making.
Artists: Faerin Millington, Rachel Mulder, Kris Musser, and Nathan Tanner
Rachel Mulder earned her BFA in Printmaking from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and has since adapted those printmaking techniques and processes into other art forms, which she always calls "drawing" regardless of what tools or media she uses. She works closely with local nonprofit Public Annex where she assists with their daily inclusive art classes and serves on the founding board as Social Media Director. She was born in the midwest and moved to Portland, Oregon in 2009. She lives with her two cats, Opal and Tomasina.
Kristin Musser is a soft sculptor, illustrator, and builder of things living in Portland, OR and working at Laika studios as a soft goods model maker. Her personal practice currently focuses on creating immersive experiences that blur the lines between visual art, music, performance, and group play. The masks shown in this exhibition have been used in several performances, installations, and figure drawing events around Portland, OR.
Faerin creates puppets, masks, and costumes using a variety of mediums in Portland, Oregon.
“My name is Nathan Tanner and I love art. I have had an art class every semester from my sixth grade to my senior year in high school. I’ve been drawing and creating art since I can remember. I enjoy creating monsters, mythical creatures and animals. I enjoy taking cutesy things and making them creepy. This year I have sold my first painting and got into an artist residency with Public Annex. I’ve created my first mask which is a Christmas demon called krampus.
GALLERY SEASON SPONSOR: ART ELEMENTS GALLERY