ANYA ROBERTS-TONEY

SOFT CURSES

GALLERY ANNEX | JANUARY 4 - 25, 2019

OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, JANUARY 4th 7-10pm 

 

 

This January, Stephanie Chefas Projects is delighted to present Portland-based artist Anya Roberts-Toney in the Gallery Annex with Soft Curses.  In her latest collection of work, Roberts-Toney explores feminine power and the hope she experiences through both witnessing and embracing that power. Consequently, her paintings come imbued with formidable energy, the kind of which invokes a perennial sense of much-needed change.

“A curse is a spell that lingers. It’s a means for a ritual. A tool for a conjuring. Capable of hope. The supposition of power.”, states Roberts-Toney. “The paintings in this series begin with the premise of hope and the simple shape of a horizontal ring of flowers, or sometimes just the ring itself. The ring has a feminine quality, and I think of it as a location for ritual or a space for transformation. I don’t know exactly what the ritual will bring, or what will arise from the transformation, but I hope that it is something good.”

The opening reception for Soft Curses will be held at Stephanie Chefas Projects on Friday, January 4th from 7-10pm. Stephanie Chefas Projects is located in Portland, Oregon at 305 SE 3rd Avenue on the second floor of the Urban Row building. The exhibition will be on view through January 25th, 2019 and is free and open to the public.

ABOUT ANYA ROBERTS-TONEY

Anya Roberts-Toney received her BA from Brown University in Providence, RI and her MFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR. Her work has been exhibited locally and nationally at locations including Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Dust to Dust Projects, The Gallery at Cerulean, Killjoy Collective, Pond Gallery, The Portland ‘Pataphysical Society, the Office at Russo Lee Gallery, and Somos Gallery, and she is a recent recipient of the Stumptown Artist Fellowship. Originally from Seattle, WA, she currently lives and works in Portland, OR.


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ANYA ROBERTS-TONEY

Soft Curses

oil on canvas

26 x 32 inches

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ANYA ROBERTS-TONEY

That Slow Fire

oil on linen

17.75 x 19.5 inches

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ANYA ROBERTS-TONEY

It Lay Unmentioned - As the Sea

oil on linen

14 x 17 inches

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ANYA ROBERTS-TONEY

Her Magic Heart Feels Everything

oil and collage on linen

9 x 11 inches

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ANYA ROBERTS-TONEY

With Silver Bells

oil and collage on linen

9 x 11 inches

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