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PORTLAND, ORE. (August 28, 2013) – Chuck Gumpert’s Contemporary Exhibit Opens at PDX

Large-scale abstract painting comes to life through regional expression

A contemporary exhibit that captures the art of travel opens at Portland International Airport in the north ticket lobby through August 2014.

Chuck Gumpert, a regional artist from Seattle creates this abstract acrylic and mixed media site-specific piece, Beyond Ordinary Experience, to welcome travelers and visitors to PDX. Its soft hues and abstract figures go beyond ordinary understanding to portray a travel-like experience and remind people of past journeys and trips abroad.

The canvas spans the length of 15 feet in the terminal and explores urban life and figures interacting within public spaces, much like an airport or places where large groups of urban pedestrians or travelers exist.

Chuck Gumpert's Beyond Ordinary Experience is on display in the north ticket lobby at PDX

As part of the PDX art program, regional artists create temporary site-specific work for two locations in the terminal, including the ticket lobby and Concourse A. Exhibits showcase for 12 to 18 months. These installations are designed to illustrate the dynamic culture of the Northwest and showcase a variety of work through ongoing relationships with regional artists and organizations.

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