I will have three gouache paintings from the Unalphabetic series in this group exhibition at Portland's Elizabeth Leach Gallery.
Pat Boas | Brenden Clenaghen | Michelle Ross | David Schell
January 12 - February 14, 2015
Artist Reception: Wed., January 21, 4 - 7 pm Closing Gallery Talk: Sat., February 14, 2 pm Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am - 4pm, Sat 11am - 4 pm
The exhibition includes works by four artists who pursue image production as a type of transformation chase, hunting down forms of visual language where slippage between systems and chance coexist with erasure and evidence. Shape shifting is an apt analogy for exorcising the detritus of modernist aesthetics while embracing the leverage of its formal vocabularies. Within this scenario the pursuer and pursued endlessly trade places as each artist works to re-animate familiar languages towards subjective vision, and in the process engage viewers with the freedom of abstraction.