Artist Paints to Solve Problems
Free show in Fireplace Gallery
Posted: December 13, 2011
January Featured Artist Paints to Solve Problems
The Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) Fireplace Gallery presents the works of Jennifer Gillia Cutshall, Jan. 3 – 30.
Cutshall’s show, titled “Herding the Night Sheep,” will be displayed Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., at MHCC’s Gresham Campus, 26000 S.E. Stark St. Admission is free and open to the public.
“I paint to solve problems,” says Cutshall. “I am drawn to the struggle that image making presents and I always return to the process. As I paint, I sometimes weave bits of memories and/or mementos (from past paintings, sketches and letters) throughout the painting.”
The Portland artist adds, “I paint first, adding pieces until I see the sum of the parts pull together and I say…’It’s whole, it’s done.’ I gain momentum by changing the surface and moving across the plane until I find an image that works. This brings momentary relief – until the next problem.”
Parking on Gresham Campus
Parking permits are required on the Gresham Campus and be purchased for $3 at ticket kiosks located by the gymnasium and flagpoles. MHCC is a tobacco-free campus.
Individuals requiring accommodations due to a disability may contact the MHCC Disability Services Office at 503-491-6923 or 503-491-7670 (TDD). Please call at least two weeks prior to the event to ensure availability.