TILT Export: Aftermath
Grant Hottle & Paula Rebsom 

Opening + Artist Talks | Friday, March 6, 5 - 9 pm / Artist Talks @ 5 pm
Exhibit Dates | March 6 - May 16, 2015 

Aftermath is the second collaboration between painter Grant Hottle and sculptor Paula Rebsom focused on their shared interest in shifting planes and perspectives, stage sets, imagined realities, and broken landscapes. For this exhibit at GOCA, their separate practices merge into unexpected combinations of color and form. Between shards of interior and exterior is the potential for the uncanny - a sense of familiarity in the presence of the unusual. Aftermath creates a space where disruption provides an opportunity for discovery. 

Generous funding for this project provided by UCCS, the Oregon Arts Commission and the Ford Family Foundation

TILT Export: is an independent art initiative with no fixed location, working in partnership with a variety of venues for its exhibitions. Founded by Jenene Nagy and Joshua West Smith, former curators of Tilt Gallery and Project Space, TILT Export: serves as a catalyst for opportunity, awareness, and the challenging of ideas through art making. www.tiltpdx.com

IMAGE: Rebsom and Hottle, Aftereffect, 2014. Oil on canvas, paper mache, pine, latex, and twine. Dimensions variable.


Paula Rebsom received her MFA in Sculpture from the University of Oregon in 2006 and currently lives and works in Seattle, Washington. Her art practice uses sculpture, photography, and site specific installation to investigate the many complex relationships that humans have formed with nature and the wild. Rebsom's work has been supported by the Ford Family Foundation, Oregon Arts Commission, Regional Arts and Culture Council, the Marylhurst University Faculty Innovation Fund, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and the Ucross Foundation Residency Program. She has exhibited her work in solo shows at Half/Dozen, Portland, OR; The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Lake Oswego, OR; and Form Space Atelier, Seattle, WA; and in group shows at RAID Projects, Los Angeles, CA; Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY; Samson Gallery, Boston MA; and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.

Grant Hottle is an artist and educator based in Portland, Oregon. He studied at the Utrecht school of the Arts in the Netherlands, and holds a BFA from the University of Oklahoma and an MFA from the University of Oregon. His abstract paintings and drawings use layered marks to create dense compositions of bold color and complex space. A formalist with a sense of humor, his current projects take aim at mythologies of the end of times through the lens of popular culture and art history. Hottle's work has been supported by the Oregon Arts Commission and the Ford Family Foundation, the Regional Arts and Culture Council, and the Clark College Faculty Development Fund. His paintings and drawings have been shown nationally at venues including the Torrance Art Museum, the Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Southern Oregon University, the University of Arkansas, the Kirkland Arts Center, Swarm Gallery in Oakland, the Portland Building, SamsØn in Boston, and Disjecta's 2012 Biennial. His paintings are in the permanent collections of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, the University of Oregon, and Portland Community College Rock Creek.


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