CCC Art Department Presents Body Politic:  Contemporary, Classical Drawings by Ghislaine Fremaux and Henk Pander

The Clatsop Community College Royal Nebeker Art Gallery will open its 2017/2018 exhibition season with a two-person show entitled Body Politic:  Contemporary, Classical Drawings by Ghislaine Fremaux and Henk Pander. Both artists were selected to exhibit in the 2017 international Au Naturel competition by juror Daniel Duford, a highly respected practicing artist and writer currently serving as Visiting Associate Professor of Art at Reed College.  Pander and Fremeaux were also chosen by the art department faculty to receive the coveted prize of an award show. 

The show will run from October 12 through November 30, with a reception for the artists scheduled for Thursday, October 12 at 6:00 p.m. The gallery reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.  

Henk Pander, born in Haarlem, The Netherlands, is represented in prestigious museums and collections across the globe, including the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.  In addition to winning the first place award in the 2017 Au Naturel, Pander was also an award-winning participant in CCC’s ninth annual Au Naturel in 2015.  He has been the recipient of many other prestigious awards as well, including: the Regional Arts and Cultural Council Visual Arts Fellowship in 2006-07; the State of Oregon Governor's Award for the Arts in 2005; the Oregon Arts Commission Master Fellowship for Painting in 1991; and two awards in national competitions in the Netherlands in 1961 -- the Silver Medal in the Prix de Rome and the Talens Prize.

Ghislaine Fremaux, born in Washington, DC, is Assistant Professor of Art in the discipline of Painting at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. She holds her MFA from the Pennsylvania State University, conferred in 2012. Her undergraduate studies began in 2003 at Bard College at Simon’s Rock and culminated in a BFA from Tufts University with SMFA, Boston, in 2007. Her work has notably shown in the 2014 Nicaraguan Biennial and 2014 Biennial of the Central American Isthmus, and is exhibited widely in juried shows. She presented a solo show at K Space Contemporary in Corpus Christi, TX, in January 2017. Current projects examine survivorship, sexuality, the aging body, and the practice of nudism.

The pairing of these large-scale drawings by Pander and Fremaux will create a powerful visual conversation exploring issues that both artists address.   “Henk and I will present a show that is immense in both scale and content,”  Fremaux explains. “We both draw with fervor, and the stuff of our drawings crosses notions of violence, terror, intimacy, the body, death, and social criticism. Our works here share a vulnerable materiality (paper) and an essential language of line. These drawings are testimonies, narratives, and phantoms.”

In conjunction with this exhibit, both Pander and Fremaux will conduct workshops that will provide participants with insights and actual hands-on practice of each artist’s unique approaches to drawing.   Fremaux’s workshop, entitled Know Thyself: Tactile Mapping and Self-Image, is scheduled for Friday, October 13th from 10:00 to 3:00 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break and will take place in Room 112 of the Drawing/Painting Studio of the CCC Art Center.  This workshop is free to CCC students enrolled in fall term art classes and open to the general public for a $20 fee. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For further details, a materials list, and to register, contact Kristin Shauck by phone (503-338-2472) or e-mail Henk Pander’s workshop will be held in the later weeks of the fall term (exact time and date TBA) and will focus on the practice of drawing from the imagination using the medium of quill pen and ink.     

The Morning 38x50- Henk Pander


Peri-Ghislaine Fremaux

The CCC Royal Nebeker Art Gallery and the Drawing/Painting Studio are ADA accessible. Both are located at 1799 Lexington Avenue in Astoria. The gallery hours are from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and on weekends and holidays by appointment only. For more information, please contact Kristin Shauck at 503-338-2472.




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Accommodations: Persons having questions about or a request for special needs and accommodation should contact JoAnn Zahn, Vice President of Finance and Operations, at Clatsop Community College, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, Oregon 97103, Phone 503-338-2421 or TDD 503-338-2468. Email special needs and accommodation request to Contact should be made at least two business days in advance of the event.


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