Prints by Tallmadge Doyle
Attend the closing reception and artist talk of Tallmadge Doyle on Thursday 2/22 from 3-4pm in SSH Gallery
Tallmadge Doyle - Artist Statement
My works reflects on scientific findings of altered migratory patterns and ecosystems
effected by changing climatic conditions.
It is also a meditation on the visual drama revealed in moments of transition within the natural world — something that one can see in a split second such as the flutter of a butterfly wing, an airborne leaf, or a glimpse of a falling pine cone.
My observations of fractal structures within found botanical matter and their arrangements within star charts, seed pods, shoreline erosion, and migratory paths reveal closely related systems of visual structure. This source material informs my process and feeds my ongoing interest in the universal web of rhythms and patterns, both seen and unseen which weave together to create the fabric of the natural world and our experience of it.
The line work suggests the rhythmic orchestration of infinite detail in the environment while the bold graphic quality of silhouetted shapes presents those usually fragile forms with strength and agency. Through the layered printing of etched copper plates and wood blocks the imagery is further abstracted and re-contextualized.
By its nature the medium of Printmaking is at minimum one step removed from direct
control of the artist. For this reason
Printmaking has become an essential element for the evolution of my imagery. The experimentation and random occurrences
involved when working with multiple matrices allows for chance discoveries and an element of surprise that I have grown to rely on as a crucial component of my creative practice.
Coming March 5th-29th
Drawings by Ron Linn
Attend the opening reception and artist talk of Ron Linn on Monday 3/5 from 11-12pm in SSH Gallery
a stone, a weight, yes and know, heaven and earth (where do they meet?), windsocks, nets and knots, lost explorers,
walking in lines, walking in circles, string, the language of stones, a folded image, weaving a landscape,
the set times of all the stars,
pothole markers, translation, transatlantic flights,
north atlantic islands, polar west, cloud atlas, sacred texts,
signs that aren’t signs, somewhere, everywhere, nowhere,
now and herehereherehereherehere
John Berger writes that a drawing is never simply of an object, but of an object being looked at; it is both a point of departure and arrival of meaning. While a photograph attempts to freeze time, to anchor a moment in tangible bounds, a drawing instead extends that same moment, stopping time, or even reversing it. A couple of years ago I became obsessed with early Antarctic expeditions and I began to re-draw—or should I just say draw?—the photographic records of those first forays into the unknown, oil-skin coats and ships frozen in seas of ice. Though these events existed in an irretrievable space and time, as I slowly translated image to image, I imagined my efforts as an attempt to access that lost time. To imagine myself there even as I drew here.
A drawing is always of something being looked at, thought about, immersed in.
Lately I have been drawing stones, trying to read the messages written in their surfaces as I trace their contours on paper. I like to think of drawing as a sort of sympathetic magic, in which the pencil becomes a stand-in for myself as it moves across the terrain of the paper. “A line is a dot that went for a walk.” A line is Ariadne’s thread leading the way into and out of the labyrinth, or Penelope’s shroud woven each day and unraveled each night. If we could follow that line, what would we find?
A drawing is an image, but it is also a fact, a stretch of time fixed to a surface, the trace of the looker.
Kapakahi: An exhibit of Paintings, Drawings and Collage
James-Harley Parr, Michael Bosch and Elizabeth Gleason
The South Santiam Gallery at Linn-Benton Community College features the artwork of three LBCC students in an exhibit titled “Kapakahi” on display through January 25.
Kapakahi, Hawaiian for one sided, crooked and messed up, features LBCC students Elizabeth Gleason, James-Harley Parr and Michael Bosch working in mediums of painting, drawing and collage.
An artist reception will be held Thursday, January 25 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Gallery.
Parr’s art displays androgyny and dabbles in concepts of gender and sexuality. Gleason is interested in exploring gender identity, questioning feminine norms and femininity, saying she loves working in mixed media collage because she enjoys the idea of destroying objects to create something new. Bosch’s content driven work examines fraternity houses and U.S. political parties.
by Alex Krajkowski
Displayed in the South Santiam Hall Gallery is artwork that redefines photographic tradition. Conceptualizing ideas about control and exploring the reactive processes of image capture, the undulating forms of Krajkowski artworks give an abstract twist to the practicality of film. By forcing changes with the use of chemicals, water, physical manipulation and more, the audience is asked to question elements of depth, design, and function when face to face with his artwork. His work is on view from October 31st to November 28th, 2017 in the South Santiam Hall Gallery, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.
New Work by:
Milla Oliveira, Johnny Beaver, Amy Gibson, & Francisco Morales
A reception will be held in the SSH Gallery Thursday, October 12th from 4:00pm to 5:00p.m. The artists will be in attendance and speaking. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
Milla Oliveira: http://www.millaoliveira.com/
Johnny Beaver: http://www.johnnybeaverart.com/
Amy Gibson: http://www.amyclevelandart.com/
Francisco Morales: http://www.franciscomoralesart.com/
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