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Unfamiliar Faces

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Swimming With Borrowed Shoes Hand-stitched Felt © Courtesy of the artist & The Waterstone Gallery
Unfamiliar Faces

124 NW 9th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209
April 1st, 2014 - April 27th, 2014
Opening: April 2nd, 2014 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.waterstonegallery.com/
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
waterstonegallery@yahoo.com
PHONE:  
503.226.6196
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sat 11-5:30; Sun 11-4
TAGS:  
sculpture, photography

DESCRIPTION

Lisa Kaser and invited artist Grace Weston put forth new work shaped by the unsettling experiences of adjustment to unfamiliar environments and modes of process in their April show, Unfamiliar Faces.  Ms. Weston's well-known work of crisply realized photo vignettes have moved towards simpler and impressionistic images in this series, titled 'Neo Noir'.  The narratives have become less evident as features are blurred and places are merely suggested, leaving a feeling of vulnerability and uncertainty.  'Silent Partners', new work by Lisa Kaser, shares a similarly nuanced narrative, as characters float and straddle their undefined terrain.  Working primarily in wool felt, Lisa uses hand stitiching to construct and shape a tribe of enigmatic personalities.