PORTLAND, ORE. (Nov.
15, 2013) – Local artist
Whitney Nye exhibits retro-flair at PDX
|Whitney Nye, RoseCity, made of oil, gouache and paper.
Whitney Nye exhibits her work at Portland International Airport for the first
time to give travelers a sense of connection to the Rose City, and even
nostalgia for those returning home for the holidays.
recognized and represented by the Laura Russo Gallery in Portland, Nye’s work
is on display along Concourse B through May. The exhibit, Reconnect, features a
collection of 15 large-scale works that use remnants of the past to reconnect
with the present. Through various mediums, including old sewing patterns,
reused mirrors, salvaged metal, paint and newspaper scraps, small details of
everyday life take on new importance as they are presented again nearly 50
For example, Rose
City, Nye’s largest work at PDX, incorporates Portland real estate, newspaper
clippings from the 1950s, and illustrations of models. Travelers can examine
these old pieces of information nostalgically, comparing and contrasting with
their own perceptions of reality and how information is shared today.
Nye recognizes the
relevance of the Do-It-Yourself art movement in the Pacific Northwest region.
Her work reminds audiences that reconnecting with available resources is vital
to local communities and the economy. To learn more about Whitney Nye and her artwork,
Art exhibits at PDX
are designed to illustrate the dynamic culture of the Northwest and showcase a
variety of works through ongoing relationships with regional artists and