Nov 2, 2017 - Nov 30, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION // Nov 2nd // 6-9pm
ABOUT // Dynamic Forms is a show of MFA Visual Studies Candidates Haley Lusby and Giuliano Bruno. It is the product of a collective artist residency in Caldera outside of Sisters, Oregon. In this isolated, rural setting, both artists sought a deeper understanding of patterns in nature. This happenstance produced an unavoidable collaboration which illuminates the relationship between life and death, light and darkness, and the preservation and flux of the environment.
Haley Grace Lusby is a Portland birthed artist and a BA graduate of Lewis & Clark college (2015). She works as a facilitator for “plastic” in order to expose their ecological histories. Constructing installations where the material reactions push against our spatial, physical and conceptual confines. Currently she is pursuing a Master in Visual Studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art (2018). She’s has been part of local shows at the Alberta Abbey, The Lodge, Hawthorne Theatre, Allied Works and the We Work Building. shows Include S.I.C.-Some Inspiration a Could at PNCA’ s B1 space. She recently was a member of the Caldera 2017 Artist Residency.
Giuliano Bruno is from a small town in Missouri called Gerald. He grew up on a farm outside of town raising livestock and lending a hand with the family construction business. Rural isolation gave him a passion for incorporating the environment into his artwork, and speaking about his perceptions of nature. His focus lies in emphasizing the pattern aspect of experience, both personal and environmental, in order to visualize the overwhelming magnitude of existence, and the polarities therein. Bruno has displayed his work most recently in exhibitions at Planeta Gallery in New York City, The Lodge in Portland Oregon, and The Modern Craftsman in Springfield, MO. He is currently working towards a Master of Fine Arts degree in Visual Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art.
The Curatorial Fellow and MFA in Visual Studies candidate, James Knowlton, is the present facilitator of exhibitions at the Lodge Gallery inside Allied Works Architecture and PNCA’s MFA Galleries/Student Project Spaces at 511 NW Broadway.