... ... Embodiment | ART Elements Gallery


January 22 - February 21, 2015

artist reception January 22 from 5 - 7 p.m.

The father/daughter duo of Mark and Erin Terry both hail from nearby George Fox University, where Mark is a professor of Art, and Erin is a recent graduate.  Having taught ceramics, sculpture and art history for the past 18 years, the elder Terry’s most recent work is focused on figurative sculpture, as the human form lends itself so well to his ongoing love affair with history, clay and the ancient wood-fueled Anagama kiln he uses to fire his work.  The younger Terry, who is the director of arts programming at the Chehalem Cultural Center began her current body of work while studying in the Medieval Italian hill-town of Orvieto during the spring of 2012.  Surrounded by masterpieces of art from all ages and seeking to fully embrace the experience of her study abroad, Erin began thinking about relationships; between past and present, new friends and old, new world and old world - and began working on a series of abstract prints, paintings and sculptures that explore the concept of the ‘embrace.’   The combination of 2-D and 3-D work, both seeking the beauty of embodied experience from different but related perspectives makes for a unique exhibit of artwork.