Red 76 is a multi-artist collective started in Portland, Oregon. Since 2000 they have produced numerous projects and appeared in The New York Times, Art Forum and Modern Painters, and shown at Southern Exposure and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and in projects by Creative Time.
Red 76's work centers on the practice of grassroots publishing (both zines small newspapers, and online), conversation, and alternative economies which center around a larger theme of the American Revolution (the 76 in their name references 1776, the year the US independence) and a general revolutionary spirit.
Projects like Ghosttown and Taking Place sought to charge space and create an atmosphere wherein the public may become highly aware of their immediate surroundings, and their day to day activities, is an often recurring element within many of the groups activities.
Red 76 is a moniker for collaboratively based projects conceived most frequently by Sam Gould, and fleshed out by a group of like minded artists usually consisting, but not limited to; Khris Soden, Zefrey Throwell, Paige Saez, Colin Beattie, Jen Rhoads, Laura Baldwin, and many others. Their projects have taken place in Portland, New York, San Francisco and Prague.
- Cotter, Holland http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/21/arts/design/21grav.html?fta=y The New York Times (2007)
- Stadler, Matthew Art Forum March (2006)
- Jahn, Jeff "Something to Prove" Modern Painters Spring (2003)
- Creative Time Website http://www.creativetime.org/programs/archive/2008/democracy/convergence.php (2008)
- Bovee, Katherine http://www.portlandart.net/archives/2005/07/report_from_tak.html PORT (2005)