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Gamblin Artist Talk & Reception

SE First Friday Art Walk 10/7/22 Reception @ 6:00 PM / Artist Talk @ 6:30 PM

 

Painting of a glacier in Greenland by Robert Gamblin

Glacier 8 Waiting for Release, Oil on Canvas

Robert Gamblin | Connections in a Warming World

Icebergs of Greenland / Scenes of Venice

 

SE First Friday Art Walk 10/7/22
Reception @ 6:00 PM / Artist Talk @ 6:30 PM

 

SE Gallery | Student Commons Building

 

In Connections in a Warming World: Icebergs of Greenland / Scenes of Venice, Robert Gamblin explores how not only two separate bodies of work create new meaning as they are connected within the same space, but how melting sea ice impacts distant communities. 

“These oil paintings are from two series of work: Icebergs of Greenland and Scenes of Venice.  They were not painted as political statements, but by bringing them together they become one.“

The SE Gallery is a public and high-traffic area for students and visitors to PCC’s SE Campus. It spans the West wall of the Student Commons and Gamblin’s images are hung between columns of windows,  in a space where students seek information and to find a place to sit, study and visit. Split in half by a glass entryway, the space for interaction is held, rather than interrupted by the doors – suitable for Robert Gamblin’s work as the proximity serves to create the connection between images, mirroring life.

Coming off of a Summer where many records for extreme temperatures and weather events were experienced all around the world, Robert Gamblin’s artist talk about his work, Connections in a Warming World: Icebergs of Greenland / Scenes of Venice is one that should not be missed.

About the Artist:

Robert Gamblin paints, draws and works on video from his studio on Cascade Head. One of the most important influences of his work is his lifelong response to the beauty found in landscape, light, art history and most importantly, color.  As a painter, and as a paint maker, The technical knowledge about color has become a foundation of his work.  He sees color as his primary voice of expression.

Contact the Artist: robertgamblinstudio.com