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Tuesday 07.02.13

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First Wednesday Openings : July 3rd

Michele Russo
Untitled MR157
acrylic on canvas
70.5" x 60"

Draw, a new exhibiton by Dana Lynn Louis, marks her return to the gallery after several years pursuing a variety of projects in Bamako, Mali. Her latest work is particularly influenced by her time in Mali and her observations while there. She observed that the boundaries between life and death shift and flux, as do the distinction between reality and the imagination. The imagery in her work is suggestive of internal bodily systems and patterns of nature. It is part of her ongoing effort to consider the timeless systems of the body, the natural and constructed world, and their interconnections.

Michele Russo's work is stylistically simple in both form and line. In his work he focused on the human condition and the ideals of man. He explored humanity in both its whimsy and its foibles. He is best known for his paintings of the female nude in a variety of poses and settings. This exhibition presents a series of paintings that focus on paired female figures in a variety of meditative and exuberant poses.

Draw | Considering Pairs, Works from the Estate | Michele Russo
July 3 - July 27, 2013
Opening Reception | July 3rd | 5-8 PM
Laura Russo Gallery | 805 NW 21st Ave. Portland Oregon 97209

oil on canvas
20 x 20 inches

Barbara Sternberger's abstract paintings demonstrate her interest in discovering a harmony between her paint application and her lived experiences. The paintings reveal themselves during their making. For Confluence, Sternberger takes her exploration to a new level. She has created her own hand held paints with dry pigments, oil and wax to form an object which she holds and applies directly to the canvas. She then uses a brush to blend the color. It is in this process that a confluence of elements is born: the coming together of the application of color and the blending of the brush.

Christine Bourdette's new exhibition of sculpture and drawings is titled terra mobilis, in recognition of the literal and figurative shifting of the ground beneath our feet. A visit to the Grand Canyon prompted Bourdette to consider the earth's movement, and this state of constant change relates to human uncertainty. These works are Bourdette's mental mappings. These works refer to time passing and our shifting perceptions of such, they are glimpses of slippage, tracings of shifting orientation.

Confluence | Barbara Sternberger
terra mobilis | Christine Bourdette
July 3 - July 27, 2013
Opening Reception | July 3rd | 6-8 PM
Elizabeth Leach Gallery | 417 N.W. 9th Avenue Portland, OR 97209

Spencer Bryne-Seres

Blackfish Gallery is proud to introduce 30 new artists from all 15 art degree granting programs around Oregon. Two top graduates from each of Oregon's 15 colleges and universities were selected to participate in the show. This marks the first opportunity for most of the artist to show their work outside the academic setting.

This exhibition was partially funded by a grant from RACC

18th Annual Recent Graduates Exhibition
July 2 - July 27, 2013
Opening Reception | July 3rd | 6-9 PM
Blackfish Gallery | 420 N.W. 9th Avenue Portland, OR 97209

Erin Robinson Grant
I'm Covered in Bees
Colored pencil on Arches paper
55 x 44 in.

Artists Hannah Karsen and Erin Robinson Grant explore both the physical and philosophical nature of what it means to be lossless. Karsen challenges the seeming lossless nature of photography through chance and physical process. Grant depicts the horror and decay that are inherent within the natural. Both artists reveal how the true nature of proliferation is not within the physical bounds of an object but found in the human transmission of ideas.

Lossless | Erin Robinson Grant & Hannah Karsen
July 3 - July 27, 2013
Opening Reception | July 3rd | 6-9 PM
Gallery 114 | 1100 NW Glisan. Portland, Oregon 97209

Posted by Emily Cappa on July 02, 2013 at 23:57 | Comments (0)


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