Rebecca Ripple featured in art ltd. magazine’s critic’s picks 4.12.14

Critic’s Picks: Portland

by Richard Speer

Artist Rebecca Ripple, who earned her MFA in sculpture at Yale University, creates challenging, sinuous works from unconventional materials, while artist and educator Tim Flowers is known for enigmatic paintings and drawings that finesse distinctions between abstraction and representation. Together, Ripple and Flowers hold forth on the phenomenon of fanaticism among professional sports fans. Joining forces, they deploy (fanatically?) obsessive techniques and diverse materials in fetishistic depictions of the ultimate fan. “TILT Export: Fanatic,” with Rebecca Ripple and Tim Flowers, runs at UPFOR Gallery, from April 2–26.

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