Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Amazing New Work by L. Almeida and Randell Ortiz "Nearer Pollock than Close"

Sculpture by Ortiz $6000

7:30 pm  The Gallery at the Watershed (321 Mill St #6)  
The Gallery at the Watershed presents “Figure and Form:  Nearer Pollack than Close, New Works by Lillian Almeida and Randy Ortiz.”  This exhibit showcases abstract figurative paintings by Lillian Almeida and sculptures by Randy Ortiz and continues through November 9th. 
After nearly a decade of dripping, flinging and pouring paint, local artist Lillian Almeida goes back to the brush in a new series that explores the figure as form and character. This boldly executed work expands on her interest in our experience of the duality of paint: as a physical presence while defining conceptual, visual space. Several of the new paintings introduce characters inspired by a conversation between the artist and U of O professor of opera, Laura Wayte, about a future collaboration. Lillian Almeida won Best of Show at the 2012 Mayor’s Art Show and has also shown in Eugene at Maude Kerns Art Center and Opus6ix.
In his first ever gallery exhibit, UO Alum Randolph Scott Ortiz brings his expanding vision for the world of sculpture.  With the intention to challenge preconceived notions of what "Modern Art" is or should be, Randy integrates timeless patterns with original design to give us a portal with which to view design through time.  He states, "Once I became familiar with the world and its people through the history of art, I promptly set off to help create what would eventually be the next impression for future generations to own..." The current exhibit gives a rare view into the fruits of a nine-month endeavor that has brought together the strengths of an innocent optimist with those of some of the "battle hardened," matured artisans of his West Eugene shop. Randy's work is featured in numerous local restaurants and private residences throughout Eugene.
"Figure From the Opera  5" , 36 x 24 in.Latex on panel $2,000
Figures from the Opera 48x48 $4000
Observation of Paper Horses 48x48 $4000
"#27" 48x48 $4000
"#32" 48x48 $4000
All of these and more will be on sale at The Gallery at the Watershed in October. This is a must see show! 
"Nearer Pollock than Close". Randell's steel sculptures are astounding!
"#30" 36x36 $2400

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