Left image: Julia Stoops, Thought and Spirit
Right image: Meg Peterson, Orbit II
Meg Peterson & Julia Stoops present The Space Between, an investigation into the use of space as a metaphor for examining experience and reality. The artist's decision to work together has stemmed from a synchronicity in creative process; they share a fascination with science, particularly in physics and geology. The collaboration is a commentary on the intersections and parallels between the sciences and an inherent spirituality found in the world around us. This is their first collaborative exhibition.
This exhibition is supported by the Arts & Culture Council.
The Space Between | Meg Peterson & Julia Stoops
April 1 - April 27th 2013
Opening Reception | April 10th | 4-7 PM
Artist Gallery Talk | April 10th | 3 PM
North View Gallery | Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus,12000 SW 49th Ave. Portland, OR 97219
David Corbett's "Trace", wood, glue, ink and paper, 2012. (photo: Dan Kvitka)
Archer Gallery is pleased to present a 3-person exhibition titled Construct. David Corbett, Josh Smith, & Jordan Tull use the language of architecture and engineering to create 2-dimensional and 3- dimensional work.
Josh Smith's sculptural work is an exploration of modernist architectural method and craft that is elegantly subversive. In Smith's digital collages architectural elements interact with but ultimately disrupt the landscape. Smith's 2-D and 3- D work shares refined craftsmanship and careful intelligence, as well as, startling junctures where the form appeared to be turned inside out and solidity dissolves.
In David Corbett's thickly painted sculptures, lines are haphazard evoking an unsettling eerie feeling. Is this the ruins of an earlier age? Is human presence entrapped in the work? In contrast with his sculptures, Corbett's drawings are less emotionally fraught. Here lines explore the formal qualities of spatial relationships.
Jordan Tull presents 3-dimensional prints. Tull's printed and fabricated 3D hybrids convey the tension between imagination and reality through the lens of ultra-modernity. Complimenting these fabrications by highlighting the origin of the printed matter - large format 2D prints explore the events that occur in Tull's computer aided drafting programs.
In honor of the Archer Gallery's 35th Anniversary, a small sampling of assemblages by gallery founder, James Archer' will be on display too. Archer's sculptures speak the language of Architecture with a modernist voice, providing a modernist counterpoint and historical perspective to the work done by Corbett, Smith, and Tull.
Construct | David Corbett, Josh Smith, Jordan Tull, & James Archer
April 9 - May 2nd, 2013
Opening Reception | April 11th | 5-7 PM
Archer Gallery | Clark College, Penguin Union Building,1933 Fort Vancouver Way. Vancouver, WA