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Maude Kerns Art Center Presents
In Search of...
Work by Doug Anderson &
Richard Cutshall

Exhibit Dates:
February 20 – March 20, 2015

Opening Reception:
Saturday, February 21, 6 – 8 pm

The Maude Kerns Art Center presents “In Search of...,” featuring the work of two Portland-area artists, Doug Anderson and Richard Cutshall, on view February 20 – March 20, with an Opening Reception on Saturday, February 21 from 6 – 8pm. Both artists explore the human condition through their work. Doug Anderson and Richard Cutshall will be present at the Opening Reception. Entertainment is provided by Zac Wolfe & Valter Da Silva.

Doug Anderson, from Hillsboro, received an MFA from the University of Arizona and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has shown his work in juried exhibitions throughout the US and has had one- and two-person exhibitions in Oregon, Montana, Pennsylvania, New York, and Illinois. Anderson has received numerous awards and grants, including “Honorable Mention” at the 2013 “Expressions West” exhibit at the Coos Bay Art Museum. He is currently an Associate Professor at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. Anderson uses carnival or circus imagery in his acrylic paintings to comment on the comical aspect of human behaviors “as we search for things we never seem to find.” His open-ended narratives allow viewers to connect his images to their own stories.

Richard Cutshall, of Portland, received his BFA from Pittsburg State University and his MFA from the University of Arkansas. Cutshall, who teaches at Mt Hood Community College, runs his own fine arts printing press, 3 Spirits Studio & Press in Portland. He has exhibited his mixed media works, prints, and sculpture in venues across the US and is represented by the Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery and the Verum Ultimum Art Gallery in Portland, as well as the Metallo Gallery in Madrid, New Mexico. He had a solo exhibition at the Firehouse Gallery of Rogue Community College in Grants Pass, Oregon, in 2012. Cutshall’s work reveals the complexity of the human condition by exploring the unconscious, “pushing him across mediums and materials … to excavate imagery from somewhere unseen and unknown.”