Exordia

Shawn Demarest, Kristy Kún

Feb 28 – April 2, 2017

Preview reception: March 1, 5-8pm
First Thursday Reception: March 2, 5:30­-8pm
Artist Talk: March 19, 11am

 

In her recent series, Merge, Demarest combines fluid graphite lines with representational oil paints of Portland streetscapes, merging her abstract and representational painting styles. The curving and continuous graphite lines break up fields of color giving the paintings a kaleidoscopic and surreal effect.

Kún explores the physical and ethereal strengths of natural fiber in sculpted structural forms in her new work Tenacities and Opulent Fibers. She is inspired by the transitional qualities of wool and plant fibers, which when plied correctly, parallel environmental transformations: Birth, fruition and decay.

 

Left: E. Burnside, Oil and graphite on panel, Shawn Demarest

Bottom: Keratin Defenses, Handmade wool felt, Kristy Kún

 

View more of Shawn’s work

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Waterstone Gallery is a member of PADA, the Portland Art Dealers Association. For more information about the monthly First Thursday Art Walk and a map click PADA.

Check out Waterstone’s artist talk series on YouTube.