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Multnomah Arts Center - Portland Parks & Recreation
7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, Oregon 97219
August 4 is gallery reception; exhibit runs August 4 – 29
WHO: Marisa Green
WHAT: “Dilate,” cut paper
WHERE: MULTNOMAH ARTS CENTER GALLERY
Multnomah Arts Center
7688 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
WHEN: Exhibit: August 4 – 29, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, August 4, 7-9pm
HOURS: Mon-Fri: 9am-9:30pm
Sat & Sun: 9am-5pm
Show closes 5pm on August 29
“Dilate,” an exhibit of cut paper installations by Marisa Green, will be on view at the Multnomah Arts Center Gallery beginning August 4. Her work explores mathematics, connections, and meditation through the use of geometric shapes, patterns, and the art of physical repetition. An opening reception will be held in the gallery Friday, August 4, 7-9pm. The exhibit may be seen through and closes at 5pm August 29.
Marisa Green is a Portland based mixed media artist, primarily working in cut paper. The foundation of her artwork is based upon a quote by Michael McRobbie: “For many, (mathematics) represents the purest form of thought, offering us access to the truths that underlie the mysteries of physical reality.” Her current exhibition “Dilate” examines the topics of inception, growth, and birth, as well as the sense of profound awareness that accompanies them. It delves into the brief period of time when one’s role transitions from child to parent, in the continuation of an ancient cycle. As Green explains, “This shift in perspective invites a new understanding of the parent/child relationship, and in the new role of parent, an unmatched broadening of the heart.” From the depths of the universe we emerge and to the depths we inevitably return. The precious time between is what feeds the breath of the cosmos.
Color is used to draw out a form within a form, calling attention to the theme of repetition in multiple ways. Bright, saturated color juxtaposes neutral or light colors to add yet another layer of interlocking shapes. Through suspension techniques, weaving, and/or construction, these complex patterns symbolize the life force that molds each of us and our unique experiences. Through focus and meditation these shapes emerge connecting us all to a shared awareness of boundless unity.