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Selected Works by Palmarin Merges

Southeast Gallery

image is of artworkThe Southeast Gallery is pleased to present an exhibit by local Portland artist Palmarin Merges. Selected Works: Palmarin Merges features samples of Merges’ work from a variety of mediums, including collagraphs, screenprints, and embroidery.

  • Dates: April 2 – June 10, 2019
  • Artist talk: April 17, 12-1pm in the Southeast Gallery
    • Come chat with the artist and learn about her work. All are welcome!
  • Gallery hours:
    • Monday – Friday, 7:30am-10pm
    • Saturday, 7:30am-5pm
  • Gallery location: Southeast Campus, Student Commons ground floor

About the artist

Palmarin Merges re-uses mundane materials, creating abstract and pictorial compositions that contemplate a sense of place. Drawing on a desire to become more sustainable, she adapts the restriction of the found materials as a generative force for creation.

Merges works primarily in mixed media, combining printmaking with sewing and painting. Taking materials from the fabric of her daily life, she processes and transforms them. Her work is also influenced by identity and life experiences, weaving in inspirations from her time living in California, Hawaii, Japan, and her adopted home, Oregon.

Merges holds an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and has exhibited in Japan, the Philippines, San Francisco, and Portland, Oregon. Merges currently teaches at Pacific Northwest College of Art and occasionally at the Multnomah Arts Center. She is represented by Blackfish Gallery in Portland, Oregon.

You can learn more about Palmarin Merges and her work on her website: palmarinmerges.com/work.

  • image is of artwork
  • image is of artwork - several circles of different colors (blue, white, red, yellow. They appear to be made of a mixed medium, including fabric and thread.
  • The image is of artwork. It is screenprint embroidery & machine stitching on recycled fabric. The image appears to be an embroidered sheep, with embroidered flowers and stars.
  • the image is of artwork - it is an abstract image made with light green, blue and orange colors
  • the image is of collagraph artwork - made with a mix of colors: blue, green yellow, beige, orange.