PDX Contemporary Art

925 NW Flanders Street, Portland

+1 503 222 0063

Process

Victoria Haven’s abstract ‘painted drawings’ operate as containers and frames that provoke the negative space of the central ‘void’ through a manipulation of 2D space that belies a fixed state. The metallic paint intensifies a perceptual vibration by creating another layer of reflection and refraction that allows the drawings to oscillate. In contrast to Haven’s abstractions, PDX CONTEMPORARY ART will exhibit literal drawings of rocks and cairns by artist duo Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen. The rock images are made with pigments derived from wolf lichen goo and ground igneous rocks. The dripping and drying of the sediment in the pigment creates the cracks, divots, and shadows in the rocky surfaces. In addition, we will show drawings by Nancy Lorenz. Her painted and collaged drawings are inspired by the sea and sky, and an aesthetic Lorenz developed living in Japan while she was a teenager. In Paris, Lorenz was commissioned to make work for the Alain Ducasse restaurants and a Chanel store. Kristen Miller’s drawings are meticulously stitched with sewn on minute glass beads, depicting landscapes and abstract compositions that employ light as a material. American Native, Marie Watt’s glass bead wolf drawing rolled into glass beaker.

Artists

Victoria Haven

Victoria Haven, O, a10 (m series), 2019� acrylic on paper� 30 x 22 ½, Courtesy of the artist and PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, © the Artist
Victoria Haven, O, a8 (m series), 2019� acrylic on paper� 30 x 22 ½, Courtesy of the artist and PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, © the Artist
Victoria Haven, O, a10 (m series), 2019� acrylic on paper� 30 x 22 ½, Courtesy of the artist and PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, © the Artist Victoria Haven, O, a8 (m series), 2019� acrylic on paper� 30 x 22 ½, Courtesy of the artist and PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, © the Artist

Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen

Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen, standing still is a valuable skill, 2019� rock pigment and lichen on paper� 30 x 22, Courtesy of the artist and PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, © the Artist
Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen, Shadow Cairn IV, 2019� sumi ink, rock pigment, and lichen on paper� 11 ¼ x 7 ½, Courtesy of the artist and PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, © the Artist
Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen, standing still is a valuable skill, 2019� rock pigment and lichen on paper� 30 x 22, Courtesy of the artist and PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, © the Artist Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen, Shadow Cairn IV, 2019� sumi ink, rock pigment, and lichen on paper� 11 ¼ x 7 ½, Courtesy of the artist and PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, © the Artist

Kristen Miller

Kristen Miller, Within-Without, 2017� cotton organdy, glass beads, and nylon thread� 6 x 6 ¼, Courtesy of the artist and PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, © the Artist -site
Kristen Miller, Within-Without, 2017� cotton organdy, glass beads, and nylon thread� 6 x 6 ¼, Courtesy of the artist and PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, © the Artist-site
Kristen Miller, Within-Without, 2017� cotton organdy, glass beads, and nylon thread� 6 x 6 ¼, Courtesy of the artist and PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, © the Artist -site Kristen Miller, Within-Without, 2017� cotton organdy, glass beads, and nylon thread� 6 x 6 ¼, Courtesy of the artist and PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, © the Artist-site

Marie Watt

Marie Watt, In(compatibility)- Woven Reds, 2017� glass and Czech glass seed beads� 12 ½ x 5 ½ x 5 ½� Courtesy of the artist and PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, © the Artist
Marie Watt, In(compatibility)- Guide, 2017� glass and Czech glass seed beads� 12 x 6 x 6� Courtesy of the artist and PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, © the Artist-site
Marie Watt, In(compatibility)- Woven Reds, 2017� glass and Czech glass seed beads� 12 ½ x 5 ½ x 5 ½� Courtesy of the artist and PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, © the Artist Marie Watt, In(compatibility)- Guide, 2017� glass and Czech glass seed beads� 12 x 6 x 6� Courtesy of the artist and PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, © the Artist-site

Nancy Lorenz

Nancy Lorenz, Untitled, 2019� ink and silver leaf on paper� 7 ½ x 5 ¾, Courtesy of the artist and PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, © the Artist-site
Nancy Lorenz, Untitled, 2019� ink and gold leaf on paper� 7 ½ x 5 ½, Courtesy of the artist and PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, © the Artist-site
Nancy Lorenz, Untitled, 2019� ink and silver leaf on paper� 7 ½ x 5 ¾, Courtesy of the artist and PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, © the Artist-site Nancy Lorenz, Untitled, 2019� ink and gold leaf on paper� 7 ½ x 5 ½, Courtesy of the artist and PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, © the Artist-site