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Friday, August 2 2019, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
"World of Evolving Art: Artwork made with discarded items," sculptures by Julie Forbes and paintings by Kendra Hurteau
Event Types > Arts/Culture/Recreation
("Reclamation" by Kendra Hurteau)
Exhibit: August 2 - September 3, 2019
Reception: Friday, August 2, 7:00-9:00pm
Closes: Tuesday, September 3, 5:00pm
“World of Evolving Art: Artwork made with discarded items,” an exhibit of sculptures by Julie Forbes and paintings by Kendra Hurteau, will be on view at the Multnomah Arts Center beginning August 2. The artwork reflects the artists’ unique art experience in which they recycle to create their art. An opening reception will be held in the gallery on Friday August 2, 7-9pm. The show ends September 3 at 5pm.
Julie Forbes is a Portland artist who, in her daily perambulations as a walker, encounters trash which she incorporates into her sculptures. The result is torn-down, built-up redemption for future lost artifacts. As she explains, “I champion the art of reclamation, an ethos born out of the crushing need to re-purpose and re-create. My art both celebrates and decries the detritus of our late-capitalist culture.” Art from her 3-D series, “Electronic Viscera,” reveals the inner workings of our enslaving, labor-saving devices so that viewers can make the connection between art, technology and sustainability.
In her paintings, Kendra Hurteau likewise recycles to create art. She uses discarded plastics and metals to create the shapes in her “Ever Evolving” paintings. She states, “My art becomes a visual journal in which the whole world can see. The designs I create are inspired by our emotions and human experience. It’s my intent to connect those visceral feelings to something visual whether through my abstracts or portraits.” She wishes to engage the viewer, wanting them to relate to what they see, and to experience a reaction in connecting the dots in the privacy of their mind.
("Lost in Translation" by Julie Forbes)
("Reclaibration" by Kendra Hurteau)
("Motherboard Mega Man" by Julie Forbes)