Opening Reception: Fri, Dec 7, 5-9 pm
On Display Dec 7-30, 2018
Who does not know the mysterious feeling that you have experienced a completely new situation before? Déjà vu is a brief moment of clear-sightedness that leaves behind a powerful and unnerving impression—a sense of unexplainable recognition or familiarity.
A6 Artist Members were challenged to create original prints and artists books that elicit a feeling of déjà vu in the viewer—prompting them to wonder, “Have I seen that before?” Artist used reproducible elements (marks in a plate, stencils, repeated pattern, or collaged layers of past prints) to create a sense of visual familiarity. Within an artist book or pair of prints, such synchronizations of past and present, presence and absence, seeing and remembering, and surprise and recognition are characteristic of déjà vu.
This annual juried exhibit highlights local artists who are members of the A6 Print Studio, a printmaking and book arts studio housed within Bend Art Center. This year’s exhibit includes work by Ana Aguirre, Paula Bullwinkel, Patricia Clark, Bob Faber Helen Loeffler, Susan Trewartha Papanic, Jane Quale, Adell Shetterly, Adrienne Phillips, Carolyn Platt, and Robin Thomas. Sandy Brooke, local painter and former OSU Cascades professor, served as juror. Brooke selected Adrienne Phillip’s “What Chair?” as Best in Show.
Viewing Hours: Tue-Sat 10-6 pm, Sun 12-5 pm