2019 June

This Place This Vessel

Shawn Demarest
& guest artist
Careen Stoll

June 4 – June 30, 2019

Wednesday, Preview Reception, June 4, 5:00-8pm
First Thursday Reception, June 5, open until 8pm
Artist Talk, June 16, 11am

Waterstone Gallery’s June exhibition, This Place, features urban street scenes with a twist by painter Shawn Demarest. Demarest continues her odyssey exploring Portland streets, but this time she veers into a world full of magical realism. Also featured in this exhibit are guest artist Careen Stoll’s porcelain vessels. Stoll’s gently curved and dimpled ceramic pieces reference the body and add a grounding element to Demarest’s wild flights of whimsey.

Demarest is influenced by fortuitous moments of beauty while on Portland streets – observing neighborhood volunteer plants, and tuning in to the background humming cacophony of 2019 America. Stoll is a potter known for her elegant asymmetrical forms, highlighting the supple skin and delicate bones of porcelain.