Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

photography of wooden spokes, cracked cement, walking cane, plaster teeth cast

Erik Geschke: Amalgam

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 – Friday, December 19, 2015
Opening Reception:
Thursday, November 19, 2-6pm
Artist Lecture:
Thursday, November 19, 1-2pm
Gallery Talk:
Saturday, November 21, 1-2pm
Gallery hours:
8am to 4pm Monday through Friday, 12-4pm Saturday
(Gallery will be closed November 26 and 17 for Thanksgiving Holiday)

Referencing elements of architecture, industrial design and human physiology; Amalgam explores issues surrounding mortality, dystopia and modernism. Often depicted as fragments of something larger and through a shifting of physical scale; the works in this exhibition seek to create new combinations, connections and interpretations.

Erik Geschke is a mixed-media artist who has exhibited nationally and internationally. Venues include the UCLA Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, ZieherSmith Gallery in New York, Navy Pier in Chicago, the Seattle Art Museum’s SAM Gallery and the FIAC Contemporary Art Fair in Paris. Regionally, his work was included in the exhibition Portland 2012: A Biennial of Contemporary Art at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center. His work was recently featured in exhibitions at the Bellevue Art Museum in Bellevue, WA and the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. He was a recipient of a 2012 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission and a 2015 Regional Arts and Culture Council Project Grant. Additionally, his work has received recognition from the Seattle Art Museum, the Jerome Foundation and the Ford Family Foundation. In 2013, he was a fellow at the Djerassi Resident Artist Program in Woodside, CA. His work has been featured in publications such as Sculpture Magazine, New American Paintings, Philadelphia Weekly, NY Arts Magazine, The Seattle Times and The Oregonian. He received a M.F.A. from the Maryland Institute College of Art, a B.F.A. from Cornish College of the Arts and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He lives and works in Portland, OR where he is an Associate Professor of Art at Portland State University.