Cascade Gallery Exhibition

Matthew W. Litteken: One Must Learn to Seduce

Details from Magic the Corner Pocket, oil on board; Dulia (Scroll ESC), paper and mixed media; Laundered, dryer lint; all variable dimensions, 2013

January 15 – February 20, 2014
Gallery Hours:
9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday,
Opening Reception in the Gallery:

Wednesday, January 15
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Terrell Hall 102, PCC Cascade Campus
Artist Talk:
Wednesday, January 15
1:00 – 1:50 pm
Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building (MAHB) room 222, PCC Cascade Campus
Terrell Hall 102, PCC Cascade Campus

Cascade Gallery presents Matthew Litteken’s paintings and installations exploring and critiquing consumerism. Litteken borrows iconographic graphic design of U.S. currency and employs artistic notions of color and design theory through traditional media of paints and non-traditional materials like dryer lint. Elements of eye-popping colors, provocative textures and fanciful patterns seduce the viewer. At the same time, meanings tied to capitalistic symbolism along with the ephemeral nature of installation disrupt and challenge values tied to our consumer-based existence. Matthew Litteken is a painter and art educator. He is an art faculty member at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Litteken’s work is collected and has been exhibited around the country, and this is his first solo exhibit on the West Coast. Learn more at

For more information about the exhibition or the gallery, please contact Elizabeth Bilyeu at 971-722-5326 or

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

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