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Oregon College of Art and Craft: Hoffman Gallery

Exhibition Detail
To Those Who Will Not Know the Way
8245 S.W. Barnes Road
Portland, OR 97225

February 4th, 2010 - February 25th, 2010
February 4th, 2010 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
, Ryan PierceRyan Pierce
© Oregon College of Art and Craft: Hoffman Gallery
United States

Pierce’s new series of lurid, large-scale acrylic paintings depict the regeneration of a post-industrial world. At the core of this vision is the ecological theory of bioregionalism, which mandates a redrafting of the world’s borders to reflect and preserve natural systems. Unlike many apocalyptic visions, Pierce’s is both bright and dark: the survivors face hardships, but the resiliency of nature is relentless.

Pierce's work, inspired by Jerry Kosinski’s classic Holocaust novel The Painted Bird, utilizes Kosinski’s dark and violent text to form visual corollaries from a post-global warming environment. Ryan Pierce is represented by the Elizabeth Leach Gallery.

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