Jeff Hall is a link between the past and future. Firmly rooted in the Pacific Northwest where rain is plentiful and green is taken for granted.
He enjoys using upcycled industrial and organic materials in my art-making process. His love for texture and pattern comes from observing his grandmother sew handmade quilts, communing in nature and the observation of mechanized process.
His surface stratification explores real and imagined space. Building layers upon layers and creating images that feel both familiar and ethereal. These images and themes are cyclical, spiraling and transformational.
Recently allowing more intuition in his work, is helping him to expand into other hidden realms.
Martin Conley, a third generation Oregonian, has worked in many art forms, from painting and photography to wood sculpture. He studied sculpture at the University of Oregon, and has pursued many art forms while working as a contractor. As a member and officer of Sequoia Gallery + Studios he worked to support the work of local artists.
When contemplating a new piece of natural wood, Conley lets his intuition guide him and starts carving. Negative spaces, the parts he carves away, are as important as the positive spaces, the wood that remains. He wants the eye to travel in and out to appreciate the cavities, colors, and textures.