Duplex is an art and design minded collective in Portland, Oregon. We appreciate and create high quality and lovingly made fine art, goods, and design. A creative outlet catch-all.
The gallery hosts monthly exhibitions of quality work in an intimate setting from local and national artists. Participating in First Thursday openings, you can visit us at: 219 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209
We welcome submissions of all mediums. If you are interested in being featured on our blog or in our gallery, please send us a note!
Lindsay Jordan Kretchun is an artist-designer on a steady diet of beauty and good design. The intersections of color, folklore, and humor continually motivate her. A badass watercolorist, Lindsay graduated with a BFA from Oregon State University and a MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute.
Jessica Breedlove Latham is an artist-curator (and all around arts and culture administrator) with strong ties to community based artistic outlets. She is moved by line and color and is in a constant pursuit of an artful life. Jessica received her BFA from Oregon State University and her MA in Museum Studies from Syracuse University in New York.
Megan Grace Harned is an art writer, athlete, and environmentalist from the rural east end of Long Island. She graduated from Stony Brook University with degrees in Art History & Criticism, and Sustainability Studies. Despite being drawn like a moth to flame by Portland’s burgeoning art scene, low-impact lifestyle, and Ultimate Frisbee community she would like it be noted that she is not a “hipster”. Megan encourages the reader to look closer at the work through formal and historical analysis. By drawing attention to the specificity of the artist’s creative intent and its cultural context, her art writing seeks to deepen the viewer’s experience by eliciting a personal connection to the work.
Emily Greaney is currently studying Drawing and Painting at Oregon College of Art and Craft and is due to graduate with a BFA in Craft this coming May. Her work, anything from print work to mixed media painting, revolves around the emotional exchange of human soul and nature and the layers in between. She draws most of her inspiration from the landscape and its relation to the foundation of human spirituality, from its beginnings to its contemporary relevance. To embody this experience she melds together the figurative and the organic using abstraction and selective representation. Through her work, she hopes to evoke that interplay of experience and internalization in the viewer.