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IN THE MAIN GALLERY...
July 29 - August 22, 2021
Nanette Wallace - Monotype
Nanette Wallace’s monotypes feature an imaginative narrative that often toe the line between elegant and uncomfortable. Her gestural figures are an intuitive and emotional response to the past and present with an especially deep connection to water, light and nature. Nanette finds much joy in the spontaneous nature of monotypes and generally creates them with one pass through the press. Her monotypes are created by inking up a plexiglass plate in a solid color, she then removes the whites/lights using q-tips, a brayer, and her finger covered in a cotton cloth. After Nanette diligently carves an image out of the darks, she often obscures it by rolling a fine layer of ink back over top to see what might develop or what might be gained and lost in this back-and-forth process. The image is then transferred onto a sheet of paper by pressing the two together using a printing press. Monotype printing produces just one unique singular print.
Dennis Peterson - Wood Sculpture
Dennis Peterson creates the surprising and intrinsic personalities of aged and decayed wood. The medium is oil on wood. “This work is my interpretation of the internal and external power and diversity that consumes those who enter the untouched influences of nature.” The title of the series is “The Center of Things” Peterson received his MFA from Portland State University (Oregon Honors Scholarship) and was instructor at PNCA, PSU and PCC.
IN THE FEATURE AREA...
July 29 - August 24, 2021
Gail Owen - Linoleum Relief Print
Gail’s sewn linoleum relief prints are a melding of high-art and high-craft techniques which is inspired by local plants and flowers found on her daily walks in NE Portland. Each art piece consists of several individually hand-pulled prints stitched together into a larger single panel. Many of Gail’s designs have been turned into commercially available wallpaper.
Scot Cameron-Bell Ceramics
My love affair with clay has never stopped. Form, texture, tension, and balance has always been at the forefront of my process. My unglazed surface is a result of research and imagination. It is not uncommon for a piece to take 180 degree turn while working and becoming something new and unexpected. These unplanned directions lead me to a new journey of discovery in an ongoing cycle of developing forms that inspire the next ones, and the surface that builds upon each other in content and complexity.