Portland Area Art Events

Earthquake Weather
Lisa Onstad

Preview Reception, June 6, 5-8pm
First Thursday Reception, June 7, 5-8pm
Artist Talk; June 24, 11am

Onstad’s new work was inspired by a recent trip she took to the John Day Fossil Beds in eastern Oregon. An ancient landscape where history is painted in hues of red and gold and castle-like pinnacles stand guard over the past. For Earthquake Weather, Onstad has created a series of acrylic paintings embedded with layers of meaning. Visual representations of an internal shifting – the sort of sudden slip and friction we may experience when questioning long-held beliefs and the world around us is no longer familiar.