ORE. (May 7, 2013) – Portland Artists Showcase Terrain Exhibit at PDX
|Jeffrey Butters' work combines oil paint with other materials to guide his compositions and color arrangements
International Airport showcases contemporary works in oil, gold leaf, encaustic
and ink to represent culture in the Northwest. The exhibit, Terrian features
work from Jeffrey Butters, Joseph Kucinski, and Elise Wagner and is located
post-security on Concourse B until October 31.
by the natural world, Butters’ work combines oil paint with other materials to
produce chemical reactions to guide his compositions and color arrangements. In
addition to painting, Butters acts as the creative director for Butters Gallery
in Northwest Portland. Surrounded by a community of artists, he is constantly
inspired to explore new concepts.
Gallery also represents Wagner’s work to showcase her use of symbolism and
unique expression. “The texture, depth and complexity of the surfaces of my
paintings imply realms of the physical and celestial, while the scientific
symbolism suggests the accurate and quantifiable,” said Wagner.
work is created large. His broad canvases serve as a form of dance studio as he
becomes absorbed in the motion of his work, which is on display at Gallery 903
in Portland’s Pearl District. “The process of using ink washes is a meditative
act meant to embody our instinctual unconscious and conjure past events,” said Kucinski.
art program at PDX is designed to illustrate the dynamic culture of the
Northwest and showcase a variety of work through ongoing relationships with
regional artists and organizations.
|Elise Wagner's work showcases symbolism and expression
information and photos are available at www.pdx.com.