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Sherrie Wolf "Juxtapositions" & Margot Voorhies Thompson "Oregon Outback"

  • Russo Lee Gallery 805 Northwest 21st Avenue Portland, OR, 97209 United States (map)

Sherrie Wolf | Juxtapositions

Margot Voorhies Thompson | Oregon Outback

Russo Lee Gallery

May 3, 2018, through May 30, 2018

Opening reception: May 5, 2018, from 5–8 PM

Artist talks: Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 12 PM

Russo Lee Gallery hours: Tuesday Saturday from 11 AM—5:30 PM



In this exhibition, Sherrie Wolf revisits some previous themes such as bountiful floral and fruit arrangements, museum postcards and art history books. But in Juxtapositions, she also stretches considerably into more unusual and highly demanding still life material. Whether it is French flea markets with countless irregular shapes and patina, or studio scenarios replete with jars of luscious pigments, Sherrie Wolf applies her signature mastery of lyrical form and color.


Margot Voorhies Thompson returns to the gallery with Oregon Outback. These works were created during her second residency at the Playa Residency Program in Summerlake, Oregon, and continues themes explored in her 2016 exhibition. The paintings feature abstracted landscapes made of the actual earth, using natural pigments, crushed rocks and minerals, and charcoal from burned forests. Layering up and scraping back, the artist employs techniques which mimic the workings of weather and time on the land, revealing buried color and visual information. The paintings emerge as a discovery.