Andrea Benson, Beverly Petow and Margaret van Patten
Hidden and Revealed, curated by Martha Pfanschmidt
Mar 4, 2014 - Mar 30, 2014
Preview Reception, Wednesday, Mar 5, 5-8pm
First Thursday, Mar 6, 6-9pm
Artist/curators' Talk, Sunday, Mar 16th, 11am
Hidden and Revealed is a show by three women artists, Andrea Benson, Beverly Petow and Margaret van Patten. It is a show about women, about how they both reveal and hide often using the same devices.
In the work of all three of these women we see the complexity of being a woman in our culture. We are exposed and we protect ourselves, we are present and yet absent, we are passive and at the same time make choices by our very passivity. We hide and in our hiding reveal far more about ourselves than we know. The work in “Hidden and Revealed” speaks to the part in all of use that wants to be seen and also to conceal, to be noticed and yet disguise. view more images
On Sunday March 16 starting at 11am two Pearl District businesses come together
to present a day especially for lovers of art and fashion.
A special event is planned between Physical Element and Waterstone Gallery for Sunday March 16. There will be an informal curators/artists talk at Waterstone at 11am to present "Hidden and Revealed", and then afterwards Physical Element will host a fashion show drawing inspiration from the works of artist Beverly Petow, whose work is featured in the exhibition at Waterstone Gallery.
At 11am on March 16 curator Martha Pfanschmidt will talk about the inspiration for bringing the three artists, Andrea Benson, Beverly Petow and Margaret van Patten, together for this special show. She will also discuss the curatorial process. The artists will be present to answer questions about the exhibition. Light refreshments will be served.
After the talk next door at Physical Element, where several of Petow’s life-size metal dress sculptures will be displayed, a fashion show will take place while guests enjoy mimosas. Owner Jo Carter will produce a show with live models styled and inspired by the works of artist Beverly Petow. Afterwards, the latest Spring 2014 collections will be shown.
Waterstone Gallery, 424 NW 12th,
Physical Element, 416 NW 12th, 503-224-5425,
Open Tuesday - Sunday, Tuesday - Saturday 12-6pm, Sunday 12-4pm
We are members of the Portland Art Dealers Association.
For more information about the monthly First Thursday Art Walk and a map click on the pada link below.