30 June 2008

Announcing....





My upcoming show at the Basil Hallward Gallery inside Powells City of Books in downtown Portland Oregon!

I have new paintings and drawings and they will be paired with the lovely, mysterious works of the talented artist Hayley Barker.

Oh, I'm so nervous and excited. The paintings aren't like anything else I've done before. Usually I'm so wrapped up in figures and imagery, but in my latest works I really made an effort to delve deeper and abandon all the characters that normally populate my drawings. I'll spare you the drama, but I really wanted to tap into the loss and sadness I've experienced over the past year, and also the wonderful events, and try to make sense of it all. Geez, I know, it sounds so hokey... that's why I'm an artist, not a writer! I guess there's a desire to connect and heal within all of this. I'm sure you know what I mean...

Well, anyways, here's part of an artist statement I've made, but abandoned:

I'm normally a printmaker, so my head is full of multiples.
When unchecked, these multiples float and collect like serendipitous moments amidst doubt and sorrow...

5 comments:

Emily said...

I Am So Excited!

artslice said...

How cool is that! When is the show? We are visiting Portland this coming week and I know I'll be stopping at Powell's. I didn't know they had a gallery in the store, where is it? Hope I can catch your new work!

Cheers,
Brenda

loaded hips press said...

Hi Brenda,

Powells has an awesome gallery that sadly is often overlooked in the art community. It's in the Pearl Room on the third floor. Check it out!

Gideon said...

It was nice to see your more recent work and get a chance to chat with you! Sharon and I look forward to hanging with you sometime soon. Sorry we were not up to the after hours escapade.

BTW- we have attached the treadle to the C&P...finally!

loaded hips press said...

Gideon -
Oh goodie. Can't wait to see the new print set up you guys have over there.... hint hint....