PORTLAND, ORE. (Aug. 31, 2012) – PDX Showcases Artist From Eugene, Ore.
Airport is showcasing work from artist Marshall Roemen of Eugene, Ore., through
mid-August 2013 in the north ticket lobby.
Roemen's work is inspired
by American Author Flannery O'Connor. Created in part as a tribute to
Portland's enduring affection for great literature, Roemen embedded images and
symbols from O'Connor's work into his painting. He was particularly inspired by
her collection of short-stories entitled, Everything That Rises Must Converge.
"Ultimately I seek to
create windows into a paradigm outside of the one I presume to know and
understand, peering through something penultimate to see something unseen; a
greater reality which may only reveal itself through the act of looking," said
"We are excited to feature
this emerging local artist at PDX," said Greta Blalock, PDX art and
entertainment program coordinator. "His artwork is complex and appeals to
passengers on many different levels. Our program continues to set PDX apart
from other airports with its local appeal, yet universal draw."
The PDX art program is
designed to showcase the dynamic cultural life of the Pacific Northwest and
showcase Northwest expression through ongoing relationships with regional
artists, arts organizations, museums and educational institutions. More
information about PDX is available at www.pdx.com.