Sunriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery presents Abstractions featuring non-objective art by Pam Jersey Bird and Justyn Livingston. The exhibition continues through November 9.
Pam Bird lives among pine needles, aspens, rocks, wild flowers, Wychus Creek and natural inspiration. This, combined with observation of seasonal changes in the forest, the Three Sisters Mountains, the light, snow and ice, coyotes and birds, informs her abstract acrylic paintings. Interpreted non-objectively from this natural abundance, she fills her paintings with color, movement, texture and joy. The artist also credits the influence of the abstract expressionists.
An award winning artist, Bird’s art appeared in juried exhibitions in California, Washington and Oregon. A signature member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters, she is a former New York City art instructor and museum educator.
Justyn Livingston notes that experimentation was the household norm with a painter/printmaker mother and a neuroscientist father. She learned early from her artist mother that doodling constituted a valid form of mark-making which continues in her present work with paint, charcoal, found objects and other materials. Her abstract, mixed media paintings feature a variety of gestures, color blocks, lines, geometric forms and varied technique.
Her background includes formal academic training at William Park Studio, Portland State University and the Pacific Northwest College of Art. Crediting formal instruction, Livingston also adds a personal note that art is a form of play coming from self-discovery, joy, and other unknowable places.
Sunriver Resort invites the public to view the exhibition at the resort during Lodge hours. Billye Turner organizes the Sunriver Resort Lodge art exhibits with info at 503-780-2828 or firstname.lastname@example.org