The Clatsop Community College Royal Nebeker Art Gallery will open its 2020/2021 exhibition season with a solo show entitled Rediscovering Silence, featuring Seattle-based artist Chris Sheridan. This show is an award show, the premier prize awarded during the 2020 annual international competition Au Naturel: the Nude in the 21st Century. A special selection of a number of paintings in the show may be seen at the following link: Rediscovering Silence (show preview) – 3D virtual exhibition by Chris Sheridan Art. The show will run from October 5th through November 12th. The gallery exhibit is free and open to the public during the limited hours of 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Guests must wear face coverings and practice social distancing. No more than 6 guests may enter the gallery at a time.
Chris Sheridan has spent nearly a quarter-century living as an artist. He completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in illustration at The Ringling College of Art and Design in 1999, followed by a Master’s degree in painting at the Academy of Art University in 2003.
Sheridan is an award-winning artist who has shown his work both nationally and internationally in Finland and Morocco. He is currently represented by the Seattle Art Museum Gallery. In 2014, he participated in his first artist’s residency in Vienna, Austria, a one-month endeavor that culminated in a solo show at Mo.e. He has recently returned from a two-month residency at AARK in Korpo, Finland.
When Sheridan is not painting, he assists with the KOH Atelier at Gage Academy of Art, giving demonstrations and in-depth critiques to the students in the program. He also does installation and art handling for the Frye Art Museum and the MOHAI.
In his artist statement, Sheridan provides a beautifully articulated synopsis about this show:
In the fall of 2019, I left home to spend two months at the Archipelago Art Residency in Korpo (AARK), on a tiny island in Finland. Before leaving home, I methodically planned every detail for every situation that I could foresee. I was ready for anything…or so I thought. I set out with the intent to find adventure, and to search out the wonder and phenomena that inspire the area’s legend and lore. But once I was within the forest, I came to recognize that the commanding embrace of solitude and silence possessed far greater designs than my own, and the direction of my exploration profoundly changed. Rediscovering Silence is about the unexpected: the unexpected internal journey that I experienced while on an art residency in the vast Finnish Archipelago, and the equally unexpected experience of creating an entire body of work from the confines of isolation brought on by COVID-19.
The show may also be accessed online after October 6th via the Clatsop Community College Royal Nebeker Gallery webpage. The CCC Royal Nebeker Gallery and the Drawing/Painting Studio are ADA accessible. Both are located at 1799 Lexington Avenue in Astoria. The gallery hours are from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 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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