Renee Couture

Reception: Friday, February 7, 2020, 6 pm – 9 pm

Gray Space Member, Renee Couture, will have work in the group exhibition “IF/THEN” at Tropical Contemporary in Eugene, Oregon.

My Life Is Plagued By Should - Renee Couture

My Life Is Plagued By Should, Renee Couture, Photographic Triptych

My Life is Plagued by Should

a large-scale photographic triptych titles, “My Life Is Plagued By Should” a work that explores postpartum depression and new motherhood.


IF/THEN is part of a space swap between Carnation Contemporary in Portland, OR and Tropical Contemporary in Eugene, OR. Join us on Friday, Feb. 7th, 6:00pm-9:00pm, to celebrate the work of our Portland friends.

Carnation Contemporary was founded in 2018 by a collective of Portland-based artists who champion critical and contemporary artwork. They are a cooperative gallery supporting emerging and mid-career artists from Portland and the surrounding region.

As we kick off a new decade the future looms large. Daily we engage in the labor of managing anxiety as we instinctually consider possible consequences from every angle. Familiar horizons fail to stabilize; figure and ground shift above and below, and our minds cloud over as data streams forth. IF/THEN questions our connected and unsure futures by examining hypothetical, individual, and non-linear nows.

The symbols and imagery included in this exhibition are tethered equally to literal, prophetic, and poetic modes of thinking, as we explore once stable notions of nature, offspring, and representation. In IF/THEN Carnation Contemporary members offer new visions of future presents past, bringing into singular focus the multitude of molten tomorrows.

Artists: Hannah Newman, Katherine Spinella, Jessie Weitzel Le Grand, Renee Couture, Maria Lux, Carolyn Hopkins, John Whitten, Susan Murrell, M. Acuff, Jeremy Le Grand



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