January is going to be a big month for printmaking in the region as various venues showcase the art of printmaking. Guardino Gallery proudly presents nine Oregon printmakers showcasing printmaking techniques including intaglio, lithograph, mezzotint, monotype, monoprint, linoleum and woodblock relief. Artists include: Kelli MacConnell, Chris Darr, Stirling Gorsuch, Heather Halpern, Tanner Henderson, Nicole Rawlins, Margaret vanPatten, Nanette Wallace, Christy Wyckoff.
Feature area: Devin Barnard
Devin Bernard’s paintings are inspired by timeless questions: “How do we understand existence? What accounts for our sense of spirituality? What is the best way for people to relate to one another? Historically, answers to these questions have been expressed in myths and metaphors. In the same way, I use visual narratives as a basis for developing meaning in my pictures. Equally important is maintaining a balanced and organized composition through the placement of repeating forms and volumes throughout the painting. This, along with a harmonious balance of color, hopefully results in a feeling of rightness and truth.”