Forest Visions, a high-profile contemporary art exhibit, will be on display from April 1 through May 9 at Clatsop Community College’s Royal Nebeker Art Gallery located at 1799 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, OR. A community reception will be held on Thursday, April 11 at 6:00 p.m. Curator Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson has assembled a stellar cast of Northwest artists for the exhibit, including Astoria photographer Robert Adams, as well as painters Kim Osgood, Laura Ross-Paul, Michael Brophy, Rita Robillard, and sculptor Lee Imonen.
In the curator’s statement for the art exhibit, Laing-Malcolmson describes how each artist in the exhibit interprets the forest individually, “Some of their imagery appears singularly critical of current logging practice. Other images seem to purely celebrate the forest’s beauty, while some works raise questions about our use of the forest’s offerings without necessarily espousing a political point of view. The artists included in this exhibit were chosen for their work’s relevance to the theme and because of the powerful, beautiful, emotive quality of their art work. You are invited to spend enough time with each piece to give the work the opportunity to author your thoughts.”
Forest Visions art exhibit and related events intends to open the lens to the many stories born from our relationships to the forests. The related events during the run of the exhibit include a visit from Poet Laureate of Oregon Kim Stafford, who will be in Astoria for a series of happenings on April 22nd and 23rd that include poetry readings, performance art, ceremony, engagement with students and political leaders, and conversation with photographer Robert Adams.
Forest Visions is funded by generous donations from Clatsop County Cultural Coalition, Oregon Cultural Trust, Clatsop Community College Foundation and The Ford Family Foundation.
Gallery hours are from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The gallery is open on Sundays and holidays by appointment only.
Laing-Malcolmson retired in 2016 from her position as the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art at the Portland Art Museum. She was responsible for the Museum’s collection of Northwest art from the late 19th century through the present. Her duties included research, documentation, building the collection, and presenting exhibitions based upon the collection and work by artists living in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. She curated the APEX series of contemporary northwest artists annually and curated the biennial Contemporary Northwest Art Awards exhibition. Laing-Malcolmson was president of Oregon College of Art & Craft from 2000 to 2010. Laing-Malcolmson was born in Seattle; she has a BFA in Painting from the PNCA and an MFA in Painting from Montana State University.
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