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Northview painting show examines occupied spaces

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Cara Tomlinson’s painting exhibit, “Occupied: Small Paintings, Works on Paper, and Objects,” is on display at the Sylvania Campus Northview Gallery through March 18. She will host a special artist’s talk at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 23 in the gallery for those interested.

A Cara Tomlinson painting on display at the Northview Gallery.

“These recent paintings and works on paper are concerned with the process of construction: how houses, paintings and bodies are made,” Tomlinson said. “They refer to the protection a dwelling, like a fortress, provides us; but also to the permeability of the house or body; the windows, doors, openings, through which life comes and goes, the shaky, fragile and temporary construction of shelter.”

Tomlinson has been shown nationally in solo and group shows, including: the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, the Everson Museum in Syracuse, NY; Davenport Museum of Art and Des Moines Art Center, in Iowa; and the Charles Allis Art Museum in Milwaukee, WI.  She has been awarded several residencies, most recently: Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Virginia Center for Creative Arts and Constance Saltonstall Residency in Ithaca, NY. Tomlinson graduated with a master’s degree in Painting from the University of Oregon and received her undergraduate degree from Bennington College in Vermont. She currently is an Assistant Professor of Painting at Lewis and Clark College.

The Northview Gallery is located in Room 214, CT Building, Sylvania Campus. It is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, contact gallery curator Mark Smith at:msmith@pcc.edu

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