Closing Reception for Bend Art Center | Art Watch | Bend | The Source Weekly - Bend, Oregon
Search
Username
Pin It
Favorite

Closing Reception for Bend Art Center 

Event offers locals a chance to see exhibit, collaborate on BAC's future

On Aug. 17, Bend Art Center will host a closing reception for its final show, "A Sense of Order." Curated by Julie Winter, the exhibition features artists Sarah Helen More, Shin Yeon Jeon and Susan Porteous. While each artist works in a different medium, bringing individual sensibilities to the theme, the show is also cohesive, with a tranquil quality that invites the viewer to explore the details of each piece.

More's paintings in geometric pattern offer the illusion of perfection, with crisp appearing lines that one might assume had been taped for errorless execution. Upon closer inspection, one sees the slightest imperfections and realizes that these were done freehand—a revelation exposing the artist's humanity and a delightful tension between perception and reality.

Shin Yeon Jeon stands with her work. - NANCY FLOYD
  • Nancy Floyd
  • Shin Yeon Jeon stands with her work.

In contrast, the work of Shin Yeon Jeon lays everything bare at the outset, inviting the viewer to enter into an emotional state. The work includes exquisite clay sculptures of squares and breasts, each expressively storied with human images and dynamic glazing, many of the breasts with gold appearing to flow from the nipple. Starting there, one may explore the complexity and dynamism of this work, perhaps finding through each unique piece a codified whole.

The work of Susan Porteous, though precise—thousands of origami folds executed to make stars, a waddle of penguins and an aircraft fleet—brings levity to the show. Porteous' work is clever and graphic, and calls us to look for connections outside of ourselves. Thus, we are reminded that the substance of one's work is often found in the source of its inspiration.

Bend Art Center is a central figure in Bend's art community, and it is closing after this reception, for now. They're planning a comeback, though, and invite everyone to the reception—not only to see a great exhibit, but to collaborate on a collage that will help map BAC's future.

Bend Art Center
550 SW Industrial Way #180, Bend
Artist's Talk: Wed., Aug. 14. 6-7:30pm
Closing Reception: Sat. Aug. 17. 5-7pm
Final exhibit hours: Sat., Aug. 17. 2-7pm
bendartcenter.org
Free
Closeup of “Flock,” an installation of 448 Origami Penguins by Susan Porteous. - CHRISTIAN BROWN
  • Christian Brown
  • Closeup of “Flock,” an installation of 448 Origami Penguins by Susan Porteous.

Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Newsletter Signup

Cascades Reader Logo Cascades Reader

Get your daily dose of news for Central Oregon and beyond, delivered to your inbox five days a week. Powered by the Source Weekly.

Latest in Art Watch

More by Cari Brown

  • From Cindercone to Mud Lake

    From Cindercone to Mud Lake

    Cindercone Clay Center is closed, but a new studio has opened in its place
    • Nov 6, 2019
  • Redmond Loves Art

    Redmond Loves Art

    With the help of arts organizations, artists and entrepreneurs, artists have many opportunities to find and create community in Redmond
    • Oct 16, 2019
  • Art vs Artificial Intelligence

    Art vs Artificial Intelligence

    Artist Kiel Fletcher considers the potential—and the drawbacks—of A.I.in his new work
    • Oct 9, 2019
  • More »

Readers also liked…

© 2019 LAY IT OUT INC | 704 NW GEORGIA AVE, BEND, OREGON 97703  |   Privacy Policy

Website powered by Foundation