February 5th, 6 – 9pm
Larson’s paintings are a discovery of an unforeseen sense of place and a questioning of perception. Though she is working with in the grand tradition of landscape painting there is a point where she draws out and highlights the material properties of paint through shifting its application. While her pieces build an illusion of space, there is a moment where that space is brought into question. Larson is influenced by contemporary film noir, literature on the woods, and research of natural phenomena.
Larson Lives and works in Portland, OR.
Lofstrom’s work is concerned with the formal elements of color and pattern. Through a technique of hand-tearing the found papers he uses in his collages are stripped of original context and brought down to their bare, physical characteristics; any portion of recognizable imagery remaining becoming more of a shade or emotive color than an explicit narrative expression. This abstraction of the familiar in Lofstrom’s work elicits fragments of experience and things half remembered to create a nostalgia for an experience yet to be had.
Lofstrom lives and works in Portland, OR.