Opening Reception: Friday, May 6, 5-9 pm
Art Talk: Tuesday, May 10, 6 pm
A6 presents this solo exhibit of new, original prints by artist member Stirling Gorsuch. “Elementals” explores opposing forces in the natural world, such as heat and cold, light and shadow, growth and decomposition. In his multi-color relief prints, Gorsuch deconstructs landscapes and natural forms to reflect different environmental conditions and different points of time. “Elementals” is on display May 6-29, 2016.
Gorsuch states, “I use geometric forms to describe the passage of time. These mechanical details function similar to a calendar, displaying a time-span in the environment while also creating a tension with the more organic and textural forms. The angular exactness and precision of these geometric elements is my way of interpreting nature’s adaptability and continual reshaping of itself. Similar to how changing seasons or weather conditions can present new ways of viewing a particular environment, I want my work to remind the viewer of the ephemeral and enduring qualities found in nature.”
For this series, Gorsuch worked both from sketches and photographs taken in Central Oregon. He sourced most of the imagery from along Santiam Pass, between Salem and Bend, as well as the area around Warm Springs.