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ThursdayFeb 07

John David Forsgren, Julia Mangold

At Elizabeth Leach Gallery

Thu, Feb 07 to Sat, Mar 30

show

John David Forsgren - Antithesis of Language

Julia Mangold - New Works on Paper

First Thursday Reception: February 7, 6-8 pm

Artist Talk: Tuesday, March 19, 6 pm

The Elizabeth Leach Gallery is pleased to present Antithesis of Language, new artworks by John David Forsgren. The exhibition title references Forgsren’s interest in subverting structure in favor of visceral expression. The show marks the gallery's first solo presentation of the artist's large-scale abstractions.

John David Forsgren’s unique art making process begins before the canvas is stretched onto its wooden frame and marks are created through a combination of physicality, gravity and intuition. The artist first texturizes the fabric through a process of washing, air-drying, and ironing. He then applies India ink and guides the liquid by lifting and flipping the raw canvas in different directions so that the puddled accumulations of obsidian-colored liquid lines cling to crumples, creases and indentations.

 

EventJohn David Forsgren, Julia Mangold
DateThursday, February 7, 2019 (All day) to Saturday, March 30, 2019 (All day)
LocationElizabeth Leach Gallery Map
Address417 NW 9th Ave, Portland
More Infohttp://www.elizabethleach.com/index.cfm