Past Exhibits
“Border Crossing” Exhibition
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“Border Crossing” is a judiciously selected body of work from six Contemporary Oregon Artists curated by William Wareham and Lewis Meyers.

Curator, Lewis Meyers, wanted a clean and simple window display for “Border Crossing” that referenced the border checkpoint between California and Oregon where travelers are stopped to see if they’re bringing any fruit across the border. This window contains an arrangement of oranges and postcards, and the other, a bowl of apples.

The front room features a single piece by Cody Bustamante and several mixed-media wall reliefs by Jerry Simon.

“Magma Opus,” a mixed media piece by Jerry Simon. [To hear Jerry talk about his work, view the video on the “Border Crossing” Opening post.]

This distinctive work of art is Cody Bustamante’s sole contribution to the exhibit. So far, the visitor response for this polarizing piece has ranged from confused head-scratching to a strong desire to see more from this unique artist.

Cody Bustamante’s “Untitled” work of art contains detailed etching that’s quite amazing.

A succinct Curator Statement by William Wareham and Lewis Meyers.

Photographs by Byron Dudley

Byron Dudley captured a great moment with this image called, “Git-R-Done.”

“Hills, Dales and Dusty Trails” by Jerry Simon was inspired by an overhead view of the landscape from an airplane. [To hear Jerry talk about this piece, view the video on the “Border Crossing” Opening post.]

DETAIL: “Hills, Dales and Dusty Trails” by Jerry Simon.

One of two recent landscapes painted by plein-air enthusiast, Phyllis Trowbridge. [To hear Phyllis talk about this piece, view the video on the “Border Crossing” Opening post.]

Photographer, David Lorenz Winston, has an uncanny ability to communicate a compelling narrative with a single image.

When mosaic artist, John Sollinger, submitted this piece vial email, we thought it was a photograph. Only after printing out a larger copy of his submission did we realize we were fooled by the meticulous attention to detail present in his mosaic work. [To hear John talk about his work, view the video on the “Border Crossing” Opening post.]

“Border Crossing: Contemporary Oregon Artists” runs through June 18, 2011.

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All photographs by Nikolas Allen.

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