MAUDE KERNS ART CENTER

Bringing Art to Life

Location:
1910 East 15th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97403

Phone:
541.345.1571
Fax:
541.345.6248

E-mail:
[email protected]


Gallery Hours:
Monday to Friday:
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday (when exhibits are on display): 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gallery Admission:
Suggested Donation
$3 per person
$5 per family

CURRENT EXHIBIT

IMAGERY OVERLOAD

Maude Kerns Art Center Presents

Imagery Overload


Exhibit Dates: July 30 - August 27, In the gallery and online


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The Art Center is pleased to present “Imagery Overload,” featuring the paintings of Jessica Eastburn and Elizabeth Magee, and the digital montages of Don Manderson. The exhibit, which opens on July 30, highlights how each artist responds to the multifaceted barrage of social and commercial imagery of contemporary life. “Imagery Overload” is on view through August 27.

Alameda, California artist Jessica Eastburn uses a pastiche of arbitrary images from pop culture and overlapping patterns and motifs from what she calls “ephemeral media flotsam” in her work. Her paintings mimic the imagery overload, the “cacophony of information,” that defines consumer digital technology and social media platforms. Although her work addresses the modern digital world, Eastburn’s process - painting and drawing by hand - is completely non-digital. Eastburn received an MFA in Pictorial Art from San Jose State University. She has had multiple solo exhibitions and group shows in galleries throughout California and in 2020 exhibited at the de Young Open Exhibition at the de Young Museum in San Francisco.

Eugene artist Elizabeth Magee approaches her paintings as a field of inquiry, using less-familiar forms in her work. Influenced by contemporary culture, she is interested in a subtle interpretation of what “exists socially next to her work.” Magee, whose imagery is not readily identifiable, focuses on scale, proximity, and the relationship of one form to another. She says: “I like the idea that paintings can create a social screen, taking and offering impressions of their immediate surroundings.” Magee earned an MFA in Visual Art from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a BFA in painting from the University of Oregon. She has exhibited her paintings in Oregon and throughout the US, most recently in the Umpqua Valley Arts Association Artworks Northwest Biennial Exhibit in Roseburg.

Pensacola, Florida digital media artist Don Manderson creates montages that reflect the human sensory experience in an increasingly technological society. His surreal imagery is inspired by his subconscious and dream states and influenced by his study of Asian art and his formal training in expressionist painting techniques. Translucent, multiple layers of photographic detail from a variety of sources, including Manderson’s own photographs, mirror the sensory bombardment of contemporary life. Manderson received his MFA at Florida State University. He has exhibited his digital montages at the Pensacola Museum of Art and in galleries and museums in many other cities throughout the US, including Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, and San Francisco.

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UPCOMING EXHIBITS

~ 2021 Exhibition Schedule ~

July 30 – Aug 27 (4 weeks):
Imagery Overload:
Jessica Eastburn, Elizabeth Magee, Don Manderson

September 10 – October 1 (3 weeks)
22nd Annual Fast Forward: Mayor’s Teen Art Show, Main Gallery
Title Sponsor: The Susi Larsen & Cameron Serbu
Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Oregon
Community Foundation


Habitat by SAQA, Salon Gallery

October 15 – November 5 (3 weeks):
28th Annual Día de los Muertos Exhibit

November 22 – December 17 (4 weeks):
Art for All Seasons Annual Membership Show
& Club Mud Ceramics Sale

PAST EXHIBITS

2021

BE HERE NOW

EVERYDAY INSPIRATION

TRANSCENDING BORDERS

SEEN IN OREGON

RANDOM PERFECTIONS & EMBODIED EXPERIENCE

IF NOT NOW, WHEN?

2020

ART FOR ALL SEASONS

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

FAST FORWARD/NEW ACQUISITIONS

NATURAL AFFINITY

INSPIRED INSTRUCTORS

A CHANGE OF SPACE

despondent

CONVERSATIONS

2019

ART FOR ALL SEASONS

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

FAST FORWARD

#OMG THAT'S FIBER?

OREGON MADE FOR INTERIORS

CURATOR'S CHOICE: LANE FIVE

SINGING THE ANIMAL, SINGING THE EARTH

HOMAGE

2018

ART FOR ALL SEASONS

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

FAST FORWARD

SHARED HABITAT

WEAVING WITH NATURE

THE PURSUIT OF PURE FORM

JELLO SHOW

IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT

A CONVERGENCE OF ELEMENTS & INTERSECTIONS

2017

ART FOR ALL SEASONS

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

FAST FORWARD

BATHERS & BOATS

OREGON MADE FOR INTERIORS

ON THE ROAD

BEYOND LANGUAGE & UNSPOKEN

SHIFTS: THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

2016

ART FOR ALL SEASONS

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

FAST FORWARD

EVOKING NARRATIVES

COMMITMENT TO VISION: PHOTOGRAPHY AT OREGON

OBJECT / FORM

PRINT PERSPECTIVES

MOMENTS IN TIME

2015

ART FOR ALL SEASONS

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

FAST FORWARD

word & image

OREGON MADE FOR INTERIORS

AFRICAN ROOTS

JELLO SHOW

IN SEARCH OF...

A COLOR RUNS THROUGH IT

2014

ART FOR ALL SEASONS

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

FAST FORWARD

NATURAL INTERPLAY

IN THE MOMENT

MIKE VAN: A RETROSPECTIVE

JELLO SHOW

NAKEDNESS OF THE SUBJECT

LIFE DECONSTRUCTED

2013

ART FOR ALL SEASONS

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

FAST FORWARD

land • scape

OREGON MADE FOR INTERIORS

PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS

JELLO SHOW

PERSONA

CURIOUS TEMPTATIONS

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Location:
1910 East 15th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97403

Phone: 541.345.1571

E-mail: [email protected]

Gallery Hours:*
Monday to Friday:
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
*(These hours apply when exhibits are on display. Please check our Current Exhibit dates.)

Gallery Admission:
Suggested Donation
$3 per person
$5 per family


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