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
DAY BY DAY

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Maude Kerns Art Center Presents:

Day by Day:
Work by Veronica Ceci, Sarah Peterman, & Erika Rier

Opening Reception:
Friday, May 13, 6-8pm
Masks required, please

Exhibit Dates: May 13 - June 10

Zoom Artist Talk: Thursday, June 2, 6-7pm


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The Maude Kerns Art Center is pleased to present Day by Day, featuring the work of Veronica Ceci, Sarah Peterman, & Erika Rier, opening with a reception from 6 – 8 pm on Friday, May 13. Each of the three featured artists reflect on often overlooked aspects of daily life, processing how they live day by day while exploring identity, probing for deeper meanings, and uncovering underlying narratives. The exhibit is on view through June 10.

Austin, Texas intermedia artist Veronica Ceci exhibits a series titled “Keeping House,” which “reconfigures the viewer’s relationship to the human element of institutional cleanliness…. Her work makes undervalued labor conspicuous through intense materiality, repetition, iconography, and lived performance.” Ceci, who has been working as a Master Printer in Austin since 2004, received her MFA in Printmaking from Kent State University. Her pieces have been included in exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, and the International Print Center in New York, and are held in public and private collections.

Eugene artist Sarah Peterman displays her “Dolly” series in wood, steel, and cast glass, and her “Wool Hamper” series made of wood and hand-spun yarn. Peterman’s sculptures “emphasize non-memorable moments, assert smaller, ‘less crucial,’ habits, processes, doings…. sorting, organizing, picking up, putting away, finding, and questioning relevance and priority.” The “Hamper Series” reflects Peterman’s thoughts on the everyday items used to keep her household functioning. She has shown her work in many venues in Oregon, Washington, and throughout the US, and in 2020 was exhibited in a show of “Craft in Contemporary Art” at SITE in Brooklyn, New York.

Portland, Oregon artist Erika Rier is a self-taught interdisciplinary artist working in a variety of mediums, including drawing, painting, and ceramics, in a style she calls “folk surrealism.” Rier develops complex visual narratives focused on portraying the inner life of women. She draws the viewer into the narrative by using pattern, bright color, and delicate line. Rier says of her work: “I’m particularly interested in creating art which depicts women engaged in activities, rather than showing them as passive subjects shaped by the male gaze.” The narrative thread in her oeuvre builds upon itself, with each new work serving as the “next page in a wordless book.”

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To purchase artwork please call the Art Center at 541-345-1571 during regular office hours, 10am – 5:30pm, Monday through Friday.

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UPCOMING EXHIBITS

~ 2022 Exhibition Schedule ~

May 13 – June 10 (4 weeks):
Day by Day: Veronica Ceci, Sarah Peterman, Erika Rier

June 24 – July 22 (4 weeks):
Home Team: World Stage
An open call, juried show for Lane County Artists and Members of the Art Center.

August 5 – 26 (3 weeks):
David Cohen, Nancy Helmsworth, Niraja Lorenz
Tactic:
Work by Lauren Lake & Brooks Oliver

September 9 – September 30 (3 weeks):
23rd Annual Mayor’s Teen Art Show
Title Sponsor: The Susi Larsen & Cameron Serbu
Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Oregon
Community Foundation

October 14 – November 4 (3 weeks):
29th Annual Día de los Muertos Exhibit

November 21 – December 16 (4 weeks):
Art for All Seasons Annual Membership Show
and Club Mud Ceramics Sale

PAST EXHIBITS

2022

FRESH FORM

OREGON ABSTRACT

ENVIRONS & WEATHER PERMITTING

SOCIAL BEING

2021

ART FOR ALL SEASONS

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

HABITAT & THE MAYOR'S TEEN ART SHOW

IMAGERY OVERLOAD

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

JELL-O 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

JELL-O 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

JELL-O 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

JELL-O SHOW

PERSONA

CURIOUS TEMPTATIONS

CONTACT US

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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