Welcome the return of The Sponges! Last year's experience made a lasting impression on the gallery, the artist, and visitors, so we decided to bring back The Sponges for a new iteration of the work. This set of charcoal drawings are dark and intensely sensitive beings created to take on some of the burden, hardship and sadness we all endure. This exhibit will invite participants to interact with each sponge in an experiential way, with a new element added for the 2019 show.
Rachel Jones is a Portland, Oregon based artist. She holds a BFA in Painting from Pacific Northwest College of Art. Since graduating in 2007, Rachel has been working in a variety of media. Her work is largely made up of portrait style pieces, with a special focus on the materials being used.