James Lavadour and Heather Watkins

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Nov. 1–28, 2023
Days Vary, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
1825 NW Vaughn St B
Portland, OR 97209

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PDX CONTEMPORARY ART is pleased to present Planet Waves, an exhibition of new works on paper by artist James Lavadour. Much like his works on panel, these paintings are made over months and sometimes years, adding and scraping away paint to create dynamic abstractions that reference the landscape

PDX CONTEMPORARY ART is pleased to present Elemental Things, a solo exhibition by Heather Watkins. The works in this exhibition developed through multiple, successive actions and gestures, each move informed by the last. Ink drawings made by pouring and guiding ink across a surface were excised and freed from their grounds to become sculptures. Molded metallic reliefs that at first glance appear to be formed by great force, perhaps involving an industrial process, turn out to be ink drawings made on the back of a luminous, lightweight sheet of paper. A collection of mysterious ink drawings made with ink-soaked cotton cord drawing influence from the beginnings of Ovid’s Metamorphosis.