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Laura Ahola Young: Prodromes

Laura Ahola-Young Painting

Laura Ahola-Young, Microbe: Alcanivorax borkumensis, 2011, watercolor, 25 3/4" x 34 1/4"

February 28 - April 4, 2013
Artist Talk:
Thursday, February 28, 6:10 - 7pm, Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building  (MAHB) Room 223
Opening Reception:
Thursday, February, 28, 4 - 6pm, Cascade Gallery, Terrell Hall Room 102
Cascade Gallery, Terrell Hall Room 102
Gallery Hours:
9am-5pm, Monday-Friday

Cascade Gallery presents watercolor paintings by Eugene-based artist Laura Ahola-Young. Inspired by fleeting and destructive aspects of our biological world, Ahola-Young reworks her paintings’ surfaces with glazes and scraping in order to reflect history and memory of a structure. Within layers of paint and represented spaces, she reveals fleeting warnings - prodromes – as in early symptoms indicating the attack of a disease. She says, “When painting, I am actively creating while simultaneously destroying. . . . My work reflects my desire for absolutes and claims none."

Originally from Minnesota, Ahola-Young received a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and MFA from San Jose State University. She teaches art at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon.

For more information about the artist and work, visit the artist's website: lauraaholayoung.com

For more information about the exhibition or the gallery, please contact Elizabeth Bilyeu at 971-722-5326 or cascade.gallery@pcc.edu.

Cascade Gallery
Portland Community College at Cascade Campus
Terrell Hall 102
705 N Killingsworth
Portland, OR 97217

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