Saturday, March 22, 2008

Bullseye Gallery / Cobi Cockburn Glass

Bullseye Gallery is featuring a solo showing of Australian artist Cobi Cockburn’s graceful and naturally inspired glass works.
The exhibition, Hinterlands, will be on view through April 5th.

Cobi Cockburn
Bundle, 2007
kilnformed, blown, hot-formed and coldworked glass
8.5 x 31.25 x 5.875
Photo: G. Piper, Image courtesy of Bullseye Gallery

Cobi Cockburn
Collect, 2007
kilnformed, blown, hot-formed and coldworked glass
19.75 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches
Photo: G. Piper, Image courtesy of Bullseye Gallery

Cobi Cockburn
The View Beyond, 2008
fused, slumped and coldworked glass
26.125 x 49 x 1.125 inches
Photo: P. Leonard, Image courtesy of Bullseye Gallery

“These forms celebrate my long-term interest in the gathering of materiĆ©l and the making of hand-woven forms,” says Cockburn. “In producing this body of work, it was important for me to incorporate my interest in fibres, my love for the natural Australian landscape, and my commitment to creating works that document a personal journey.” The patterns she uses “were inspired by the harsh colours and soft movement of low-lying grasses found throughout Australia. Within these grassy plains were the remains of beautiful old trees, some standing and others lying down. Together their strength and presence inspired me to create works that reflected these strong lines and celebrated their existence.”

A graduate of the Australian National University (ANU), in Canberra, Australia, Cockburn chose glass as her medium because of a belief that it “holds the colours, movement and touch of the maker’s hand in an honest, stable and incredibly beautiful medium.” Her work has been exhibited in Australia, Europe and the US and is included in the collection of the Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA.


Cobi Cockburn
February 19 – April 5, 2008

Bullseye Gallery
300 NW 13th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

Gallery Hours: 10:00 - 5:00 pm
Tuesday through Saturday

For additional information contact the gallery or
visit their website Bullseye Gallery


Sunday, March 2, 2008

Augen Gallery / David Hockney Prints

This week the Augen Gallery will open a new exhibition featuring prints by David Hockney. The exhibition opening will be Thursday, March 6th, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

David Hockney
Van Gogh Chair (White)
1998 Etching 37¼" x 34½" Edition/35
© David Hockney, courtesy Augen Gallery, Portland

David Hockney arrived in the United States a few years after the Beatles and has since become another of Great Britain’s best-known cultural exports. His early paintings of Southern California viewed American culture with a more objective eye than any of the native artists were able to externalize. He has continued to develop an artistic career characterized by more sensitive cultural antennae than most of his contemporaries. He was one of the oldest artists included in the most recent Whitney Biennial, which is decidedly an exhibition about and reserved for younger artists. Hockney has been one of the most active contemporary artists with respect to printmaking which has always been a vehicle for the artist to re-inform his paintings. Hockney’s printmaking experiments with home color copiers and collaged photo prints continue to be referenced by many of the younger artists working in Britain.


David Hockney - Prints
March 6 - March 27, 2008
Opening: Thursday, March 6th, 5:30-8:30 p.m.


Augen Gallery
817 S.W. 2nd
Portland, OR 97204

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30 - 5:30pm
Mondays by appointment

For additional information contact the gallery
or visit their website, Augen Gallery.