“Oregon Abstract” opens at The Gallery at the Airport on Friday, January 21 and is on view through April 20. Juried by artist Jenny Gray, this exhibit features 30 pieces of abstract artwork by members of the Art Center, and one painting on paper by the Art Center’s namesake, Maude I. Kerns. The mediums represented include woodcut prints, oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors, mixed media, ceramics, encaustic, and photography.
“Oregon Abstract” is dedicated to abstract artwork, defined as art that does not seek to represent external reality in a concrete way. The artwork was selected on the basis of how it fit the theme of the show, its aesthetic quality, the intention of the work, and the skill and proficiency demonstrated in the use of the medium.