“Vivid Existence” Gallery Show

An exhibit with a range of large Mandala-like paintings and 3D fabric installation.


Feb 16 2024 - Mar 31 2024


10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Chessman Gallery, inside the Lincoln City Cultural Center, is pleased to bring you an exciting new exhibit by Riley Hoagland entitled “Vivid Existence”. Opening Reception- Friday, February 16th, from 5 to 7pm, 2024
With a virtual Gallery Tour on Saturday- Facebook@LincolnCityCulture

It will be open to the public from 10-4, Wednesday-Sunday (and by appointment) through March 31st.

In this inaugural show, Riley Hoagland brings bold colors, overline work and symmetry to art.  A professional inventor, woodworker and sewist, Riley pulls together multifaceted visions to create “Vivid Existence”. This show includes large paintings featuring dazzling patterns that can be viewed using 3-D glasses and a large fabric installation.
Riley began his career in the arts in 2016 after letting go of the thought “I’m not an artist”. He found a handmade wooden box containing 30 paints on a walk, left just outside a dumpster. Shortly thereafter, created his “Six Year Series” painted on the
back of his successful 2016 political campaign banner. The idea to use diffraction glasses came by way of a visiting friend who looked at that series and saw the 3d effect.

Riley also spends his time volunteering for the community since 2011. As the firstPlanning Commissioner and a City Councilor of color, his experiences have rippled into his installation art piece which symbolizes connection and the power that connection
and understanding can bring to a community or an individual. He credits the beauty of the Oregon Coast as his main inspiration.

Lincoln City Cultural Center, at 540 NE Hwy. 101 in Lincoln City.- business hours: 10 to
5 Wednesday through Sunday). For more information call 541-994-9994 or visit our Facebook page.