Opening Reception: Friday, Jan 6, 2017
Art Talk: Friday, Jan 13, 6 pm, $5
Exhibit Dates: January 6-29, 2017
Participating artists are members or past members of A6, a printmaking and book arts studio and gallery in Bend, Oregon. Each artist was naturally drawn to a particular tree species, responding to visual qualities as well as geographical, social or historical contexts.
Dawn Emerson’s monotypes mimic the sculptural forms of solitary junipers in the Oregon Badlands. Patricia Clark’s drawings and relief prints examine the clearcutting of formerly dense stands of lodgepole pine. Jean Harkin’s mixed-media monotypes dwell on regeneration with views of charred ponderosas from the B&B Complex Fire of 2003. Stirling Gorsuch’s color linocuts present simultaneous yet contrasting time periods and conditions in the Cascade forests. Robin Thomas’ collagraphs consider trees as markers of trails and other boundaries. Julie Winter’s etchings explore trees as symbols of place.