Jan 25 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Michael Brophy graduated from Pacific Northwest College of Art in 1985 and later joined the faculty at the College. A native Oregonian, Michael creates paintings that are indigenous to the Pacific Northwest. His work, ranging in scale from the grand to the more intimate, pays homage to Oregon’s natural and human history. Please join us for a conversation with Michael about the evolution of his work.
This Evening With An Artist is presented with support from Russo Lee Gallery.
ABOUT MICHAEL BROPHY
Michael Brophy has shown extensively in the Northwest in both solo and group exhibitions. His work is in collections including Microsoft, the Multnomah County Library Collection, the Portland Art Museum, the Seattle Art Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum, OSU Library in Corvallis, Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay, and the City of Portland. Public commissions include Portland’s City Hall, the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in Wasco, OR, and Mt. Rainier High School in Des Moines, WA.
In this show, Brophy continues his exploration of the constructed landscape of the Pacific Northwest, where man and nature meet. Lava pits and craters, suburban sprawls and uniform developments are contrasted with eerily superb smooth skies. Brophy’s haunting work returns him and the viewer time and again to the primordial beauty of the Northwest landscape and our human relationship to it, presenting awe and wonder in the midst of beauty or destruction. Whether endless rows of ancient forest giants or the geometric wall of stacked shipping containers, Brophy’s compelling virtuosity captivates viewers as they are pulled into the places he paints and confronted with a new awareness of the relationship between themselves and the surrounding world.
ABOUT THE EVENING WITH AN ARTIST SERIES
Throughout Portland, you can see the influence of PNCA’s student, alumni, and faculty artists and designers on the cultural landscape of the city. You can encounter their work in galleries and artist-run spaces, in exhibitions and permanent collections, and as public art on streets and along transit corridors.
In this series, PNCA presents intimate conversations with emerging and established artists who share a deep connection with PNCA. We hope you will join us for an Evening With An Artist this spring.
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