INTERLOPERS: Unintended Narratives at Pacific University

Added on by Ellen Goldschmidt.

February 4- 27, Kathrin Cawein Gallery, Pacific University, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR,

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 pm

Two new drawings and a dramatic installation of the 12'x12' male figure Interloper in the Pacific University library atrium are highlights of Goldschmidt's show at the Forest Grove, OR, campus.  The new pieces, the latest in the artist's series of jumbo improvisational drawings, feature portraits of single figures, five times life size, that spring from her imagination. Goldschmidt uses no models or photographic references to create her psychologically acute narratives.   The show features eight large-scale, unframed works in graphite, charcoal and ink on paper. 

Images, clockwise from left:  Post Presidency, 2015, charcoal and graphite on paper, 98"x71"; Fidelity, 2015, charcoal, ink, collage on paper, 104"x106"; Interloper, 2014, charcoal, ink, collage on paper, 144"x144"; Boardroom, 2013, graphite, charcoal, ink, pastel, collage on paper, 87"x141"; Humpty Dumpty, 2014, charcoal, ink, collage on paper, 86" x 79"; poster featuring detail of Interloper.




Show Announcement

Added on by Ellen Goldschmidt.

Ellen Goldschmidt works selected for July 2014 Juried Alumni Show in the Hoffman Gallery at OCAC

The juror was Jenene Nagy, artist, independent curator, Artistic Director of Painting and Printmaking and Chair of the Artist-In-Residence program Anderson Ranch Arts Center. From 2011-12 Nagy was the Curator-in-Residence for Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland.

Goldschmidt was one of 17 artists selected.  Two of her works will be on view.  July 3-30, 2014, The Hoffman Gallery, OCAC campus, 8245 SW Barnes Rd., Portland.  Opening Reception:  Thursday, Jul 3, 4-6 pm

The Narrative Impulse: An Evening of Visual Art, Writing and Readings

Added on by Ellen Goldschmidt.

Sunday, August 17, 2014, 5-7 pm

Light refreshments.   Free and open to the public.

Join a discussion of narrative—visual vs written and enjoy open mike readings of stories and poems inspired by the large-scale drawings in Ellen Goldschmidt’s August, 2014 Blackfish exhibition, Interlopers: Unintended Narratives.

The goal of this interactive, interdisciplinary evening is to deepen understanding of the narrative impulse and the differing creative processes that beget visual and literary narratives. 

The evening opens with a conversation between Goldschmidt and Blackfish member Merridawn Duckler, a writer, writing teacher and visual artist, about the exhibition, the human impulse to form narratives and the tradition of collaboration between visual artists and writers. Next, writers—professional and amateur—who have visited the show in advance of the event, will read their narratives, inspired by, or riffing on the drawings on view.

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