October Featured Artists: Jeff Hall and Martin Conley

 

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.

 Into The Woods - Artist Proof (1/1), 2019

Jeff Hall (Forest Grove, OR)

Into The Woods - Artist Proof (1/1), 2019

Digital print on dibond aluminum

24.50 x 18.31 in (62.23 x 46.51 cm)

$600

Amethyst, 2019

Jeff Hall (Forest Grove, OR)

Amethyst, 2019

Acrylic on Repurposed Wood

17 x 81 in (43.18 x 205.74 cm)

$1,500

Brookwood Burl, 2019

Martin Conley (Hillsboro, OR)

Brookwood Burl, 2019

Douglas Fir Burl

10 x 12 x 7 in (25.40 x 30.48 x 17.78 cm)

$950

Detroit Duck, 2019

Martin Conley (Hillsboro, OR)

Detroit Duck, 2019

Driftwood

29 x 26 x 10 in (73.66 x 66.04 x 25.40 cm)

$950

Grandma's Yella' - Artist Proof (1/1), 2019

Jeff Hall (Forest Grove, OR)

Grandma's Yella' - Artist Proof (1/1), 2019

Dibond Aluminum

12 x 12 in (30.48 x 30.48 cm)

$200

Kelp, 2019

Martin Conley (Hillsboro, OR)

Kelp, 2019

Cedar

37 x 15 in (93.98 x 38.10 cm)

$975

Moon Wave, 2019

Jeff Hall (Forest Grove, OR)

Moon Wave, 2019

Mixed Media on Canvas

20 x 16 in (50.80 x 40.64 cm)

$420

Over Hill Over Dale, 2019

Jeff Hall (Forest Grove, OR)

Over Hill Over Dale, 2019

Mixed Media on Canvas

22.50 x 56 in (57.15 x 142.24 cm)

$1,260

Returned, 2019

Martin Conley (Hillsboro, OR)

Returned, 2019

English Walnut

18 x 11 x 5 in (45.72 x 27.94 x 12.70 cm)

$920

Sculpture 1, 2019

Martin Conley (Hillsboro, OR)

Sculpture 1, 2019

Brass

14 x 12 x 6 in (35.56 x 30.48 x 15.24 cm)

$450

Soul Bond, 2019

Jeff Hall (Forest Grove, OR)

Soul Bond, 2019

Mixed Media on Canvas

36 x 36 in (91.44 x 91.44 cm)

$1,200

Turquoise Whisper - Artist Proof (1/1), 2019

Jeff Hall (Forest Grove, OR)

Turquoise Whisper - Artist Proof (1/1), 2019

Dibond Aluminum

12 x 12 in (30.48 x 30.48 cm)

$200

Western Wetlands, 2019

Jeff Hall (Forest Grove, OR)

Western Wetlands, 2019

Mixed Media

34 x 28 in (86.36 x 71.12 cm)

$1,190

Wood Vessel #4, 2019

Martin Conley (Hillsboro, OR)

Wood Vessel #4, 2019

Mixed Wood

15.75 x 6 x 2 in (40 x 15.24 x 5.08 cm)

$300

Wrinkled, 2019

Martin Conley (Hillsboro, OR)

Wrinkled, 2019

Douglas Fir

26 x 29 x 2 in (66.04 x 73.66 x 5.08 cm)

$1,550

5 Pumice , 2019

Martin Conley (Hillsboro, OR)

5 Pumice , 2019

Pumice

42 x 0 in (106.68 x 0 cm)

$1,800

Autzen Deposit, 2019

Martin Conley (Hillsboro, OR)

Autzen Deposit, 2019

Cherry Burl

9 x 17 x 8 in (22.86 x 43.18 x 20.32 cm)

$850

Bull Mt. Apple, 2019

Martin Conley (Hillsboro, OR)

Bull Mt. Apple, 2019

Apple Wood

23 x 28 x 21 in (58.42 x 71.12 x 53.34 cm)

$2,650

Feel the Vibe, 2019

Jeff Hall (Forest Grove, OR)

Feel the Vibe, 2019

Mixed media on repurposed Birch door

30 x 80 in (76.20 x 203.20 cm)

$2,980

Hazelnut Delight, 2019

Martin Conley (Hillsboro, OR)

Hazelnut Delight, 2019

Filbert Wood

40 x 24 x 12 in (101.60 x 60.96 x 30.48 cm)

$1,850

Love Letter to Fall, 2019

Jeff Hall (Forest Grove, OR)

Love Letter to Fall, 2019

Mixed Media on Canvas

24 x 24 in (60.96 x 60.96 cm)

$575

Mother with Child, 2019

Martin Conley (Hillsboro, OR)

Mother with Child, 2019

Pumice

16 x 10 x 8 in (40.64 x 25.40 x 20.32 cm)

$620

Patriotism, is not nationalism, 2019

Jeff Hall (Forest Grove, OR)

Patriotism, is not nationalism, 2019

Mixed Media on Canvas

13 x 17 in (33.02 x 43.18 cm)

$400

Reunion Yew, 2019

Martin Conley (Hillsboro, OR)

Reunion Yew, 2019

Yew

74 x 19 in (187.96 x 48.26 cm)

$2,924

Sculpture 2, 2019

Martin Conley (Hillsboro, OR)

Sculpture 2, 2019

Brass

14 x 12 x 6 in (35.56 x 30.48 x 15.24 cm)

$450

Super Moon Gazer (2/5), 2019

Jeff Hall (Forest Grove, OR)

Super Moon Gazer (2/5), 2019

Digital

24 x 18 in (60.96 x 45.72 cm)

$600

Untitled, 2019

Martin Conley (Hillsboro, OR)

Untitled, 2019

Pumice

18 x 16 x 12 in (45.72 x 40.64 x 30.48 cm)

$820

Wood Vessel #1, 2019

Martin Conley (Hillsboro, OR)

Wood Vessel #1, 2019

Mixed Wood

15.75 x 7 x 1.75 in (40 x 17.78 x 4.44 cm)

$300

Wood Vessel #5, 2019

Martin Conley (Hillsboro, OR)

Wood Vessel #5, 2019

Mixed Wood

14.75 x 6.75 x 1.75 in (37.46 x 17.14 x 4.44 cm)

$300

Alaska Drifer, 2019

Martin Conley (Hillsboro, OR)

Alaska Drifer, 2019

Driftwood and Granite

53 x 16 x 14 in (134.62 x 40.64 x 35.56 cm)

$2,450

Beacon: A Flash in the Pan - Artist Proof (1/1), 2019

Jeff Hall (Forest Grove, OR)

Beacon: A Flash in the Pan - Artist Proof (1/1), 2019

Digital print on dibond aluminum

18.31 x 24.50 in (46.51 x 62.23 cm)

$600

Camping Moon, 2019

Jeff Hall (Forest Grove, OR)

Camping Moon, 2019

Mixed Media on Canvas

20 x 16 in (50.80 x 40.64 cm)

$420

Finding New Ground, 2019

Jeff Hall (Forest Grove, OR)

Finding New Ground, 2019

Mixed Media on Canvas

24 x 36 in (60.96 x 91.44 cm)

$1,296

Heart of Darkness, 2019

Martin Conley (Hillsboro, OR)

Heart of Darkness, 2019

Cherry

21 x 12 in (53.34 x 30.48 cm)

$980

Miscellaneous Cards, 2019

Jeff Hall (Forest Grove, OR)

Miscellaneous Cards, 2019

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$5

Octoberfest - Artist Proof (1/1), 2019

Jeff Hall (Forest Grove, OR)

Octoberfest - Artist Proof (1/1), 2019

Digital print on dibond aluminum

18.31 x 24.50 in (46.51 x 62.23 cm)

$600

Red Moon, 2019

Jeff Hall (Forest Grove, OR)

Red Moon, 2019

Acrylic

30 x 80 in (76.20 x 203.20 cm)

$2,980

Road Runner, 2019

Martin Conley (Hillsboro, OR)

Road Runner, 2019

Driftwood

40 x 36 x 12 in (101.60 x 91.44 x 30.48 cm)

$1,450

Sculpture 3, 2019

Martin Conley (Hillsboro, OR)

Sculpture 3, 2019

Brass

14 x 12 x 6 in (35.56 x 30.48 x 15.24 cm)

$450

The Joy of Bacon (1/5), 2019

Jeff Hall (Forest Grove, OR)

The Joy of Bacon (1/5), 2019

Digital

24 x 18 in (60.96 x 45.72 cm)

$600

Vertical Motion, 2019

Martin Conley (Hillsboro, OR)

Vertical Motion, 2019

Black Walnut

72 x 0 in (182.88 x 0 cm)

$4,800

Wood Vessel #2, 2019

Martin Conley (Hillsboro, OR)

Wood Vessel #2, 2019

Mixed Wood

16 x 6.50 x 1.75 in (40.64 x 16.51 x 4.44 cm)

$300

Wood Vessel #6, 2019

Martin Conley (Hillsboro, OR)

Wood Vessel #6, 2019

Mixed Wood

15.75 x 5.75 x 1.75 in (40 x 14.60 x 4.44 cm)

$300

Alder, 2019

Jeff Hall (Forest Grove, OR)

Alder, 2019

Mixed Media

36 x 36 in (91.44 x 91.44 cm)

$1,296

Big Cliff Wave

Martin Conley (Hillsboro, OR)

Big Cliff Wave

Red Cedar

84 x 0 in (213.36 x 0 cm)

$4,280

Coastal Wind, 2019

Martin Conley (Hillsboro, OR)

Coastal Wind, 2019

Redwood

15 x 64 x 3 in (38.10 x 162.56 x 7.62 cm)

$3,250

Ghost Coast, 2019

Jeff Hall (Forest Grove, OR)

Ghost Coast, 2019

Mixed media on repurposed polystyrene

24 x 21 in (60.96 x 53.34 cm)

$700

Horizon, 2019

Jeff Hall (Forest Grove, OR)

Horizon, 2019

Acrylic on Repurposed Wood

17 x 81 in (43.18 x 205.74 cm)

$1,500

Mitchell’s Painted Lady, 2019

Jeff Hall (Forest Grove, OR)

Mitchell’s Painted Lady, 2019

Mixed Media on Canvas

24 x 36 in (60.96 x 91.44 cm)

$1,296

Oregon Secret Beach, 2019

Jeff Hall (Forest Grove, OR)

Oregon Secret Beach, 2019

Mixed Media on Canvas

16 x 20 in (40.64 x 50.80 cm)

$420

Red Orange - Artist Proof (1/1), 2019

Jeff Hall (Forest Grove, OR)

Red Orange - Artist Proof (1/1), 2019

Dibond Aluminum

12 x 12 in (30.48 x 30.48 cm)

$200

Sail Away Mantra, 2019

Jeff Hall (Forest Grove, OR)

Sail Away Mantra, 2019

Mixed Media on Canvas

41 x 41 in (104.14 x 104.14 cm)

$1,681

Section 2 Santiam, 2019

Martin Conley (Hillsboro, OR)

Section 2 Santiam, 2019

Western Maple

80 x 24 x 12 in (203.20 x 60.96 x 30.48 cm)

$2,890

The Magic of Sitka, 2019

Jeff Hall (Forest Grove, OR)

The Magic of Sitka, 2019

Mixed Media on Canvas

36 x 24 in (91.44 x 60.96 cm)

$1,296

West Slope Apple, 2019

Martin Conley (Hillsboro, OR)

West Slope Apple, 2019

30 x 21 x 14 in (76.20 x 53.34 x 35.56 cm)

$1,650

Wood Vessel #3, 2019

Martin Conley (Hillsboro, OR)

Wood Vessel #3, 2019

Mixed Wood

15.75 x 6 x 2 in (40 x 15.24 x 5.08 cm)

$300

Wood Vessel Small, 2019

Martin Conley (Hillsboro, OR)

Wood Vessel Small, 2019

Mixed Wood

12 x 5 x 1.50 in (30.48 x 12.70 x 3.81 cm)

$280

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October Featured Artists: Jeff Hall and Martin Conley
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.
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MECA Gallery and Studio
McMinnville
OR
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