All images by Stirling Gorsuch – linocut and chine colle
Sediment: July 2 – July 26
July 2 – July 26
Artist Reception: July 11, 5 – 7pm
Funding Partner: James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation
A printmaking show featuring Stirling Gorsuch, Kirsten Horning and Sarah Baumert-Lippold will explore variations of this diverse medium including monotypes and relief printing combined
with chine colle. All three studied closely with Oregon artist Royal Nebeker whose influence has guided their vision.
Cannon Beach artist, Stirling Gorsuch, will be in a group show at the Blackfish Gallery in Portland in July, 2015 for their Recent Graduates show, which shows 2 students from each of the universities in Oregon. Each university chooses 2 graduates from their fine art department and Gorsuch was chosen for Oregon State University.
From Stirling’s Artist Statement
My current work explores process and change in the natural world. I combine imagery from the north Oregon coast with geometric forms to create a dialogue that allows for the complexities of nature to be understood in simple ways.
Through repetition and pattern, these geometric forms convey the passage of time, perception of distance, and changing environmental conditions. In combining geometric forms with landscape, these works offer ways to look in to unseen properties of nature.
Although I reference landscapes that I am familiar with, these locations are used more as structures to expand upon. Building on my experiences in these coastal areas, I then translate natural phenomena that cannot be seen, such as wind, tidal forces, earthʼs precession, growth and erosion.
Many of these processes are naturally recorded in the environment, such as the moonʼs influence on the tides, shadows of different times of the day, or rugged cliff edges shaped by wind and erosion that have occurred over time. My work records these associations in order to clarify how environments are continually shaped and reshaped throughout time.
While the properties of nature are considered complex and difficult to understand, the underlying structures that cause this complexity are very simple.