Gallery 114 is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12:00-5:00 Member artists request all visitors continue wearing masks while inside the space, regardless of vaccination status. Off-hours viewing:send an instagram message to @bryn.harding or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a private viewing if you are unable to view the show during normal operating hours.
The drawings in this show are portraits executed in ink and nupastel on backed mulberry washi and drawings executed in metalpoint of structures produced by living things.
The drawings were created as a response to experiencing relationships, COVID-19, the final year of the Trump presidency, and social turmoil during a lockdown primarily through abusivealgorhythms designed to maximize my engagement and susceptibility to marketers. Harding’s portraits show individuals in empty spaces making brief eye contact as they look up from their phones or computers. The metalpoints depict life-size drawings of organic debris, pinecones, molted crab shells, and other collected items against an expanse of blank paper. As they age, the silver and copper used to create the drawing will lose the appearance of graphite as they tarnish and oxidize to sepia and green.
Guest artist Brandi Kruse’s photogravures on time, vulnerability, expectations and space explore the possibilities presented through absence. Together with Harding’s drawings, the works read as a collection of visual-poems—attempts to wrestle connection back from a noisy void, to find a sense place in an age of alienation, to find balance and perspective, and, perhaps most importantly, to find and value quiet.
The show runs June 4 - June 27. Gallery hours are Friday through Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. Masks are required and Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 guidance will be observed.