New Work by Anne Magratten
CEI ArtWorks Gallery
408 SW Monroe . Corvallis
Opening Reception Thursday October 17, 4-8m
(Part of CAW) Exhibit runs until December 10
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Do you remember the first time you peered through a kaleidoscope? I was very small when I first pressed my eye to the dark tube and watched the world break into colorful light. Inside the kaleidoscope was a tiny reality that revealed a grander, more fantastic world. My newest landscape paintings draw on second wave hippy aesthetics, the west coast climate, and summer's abundant vegetation. The figuration of these landscapes is disrupted by abstraction, and far out playfulness. I invite you to come get lost in the colours of my newest installation by viewing the show through a series of handmade kaleidoscopes. All ages are welcome!
Anne Magratten is a graduate of Mills College and received her MFA in Studio Art at The University of Oregon in 2015. She is an Instructor of Painting and Drawing at Linn Benton Community College. Additionally, she offers college drawing and painting courses within Oregon prisons. She is a member of the Eugene based artist collective Tropical Contemporary. Additional aspects of her art practice can be seen on her website http://www.annemagratten.com and the website of the collective https://www.tropicalcontemporary.space. To see recent work and experimental images follow her on Instagram @annemagratten.
Anne Magratten, Coast