Nightingale Gallery Presents “Elusive Bodies”

The Nightingale Gallery of Eastern Oregon University is excited to kick off the new academic year with the exhibition Elusive Bodies. The exhibit features the work of Portland artists, Christine Clark and Patrick Kelly.

Christine Clark, "Hanging Wall Piece #2"

Christine Clark, “Hanging Wall Piece #2″

The exhibition opens Friday, October 3 with a reception from 6-8pm in the gallery located in Loso Hall. The show will run through Friday, November 14. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday Noon to 4pm.

Christine Clark’s abstract forms create volume utilizing the singular linear element of fine steel wire. Her unique hanging forms inspire curiosity and encourage viewers to find meaning within their free association with the objects.

Clark received her BFA from the University of Washington and her MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology. She is currently a professor and head of the metals department at Oregon College of Art and Craft.

Patrick Kelly’s work uses a repetitive and laborious drawing process to create images that serve as an observable record of passing time. His biomorphic shapes are created by tracing contours and overlaying lines with pencil.


Patrick Kelly "Carbon Trace C"

Patrick Kelly “Carbon Trace C”

Patrick Kelly received his MFA in 2005 from The George Washington University. Kelly’s work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art Library and the Bieneke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.

Both Clark and Kelly have been commissioned to create work for EOU’s recently renovated Pierce Library. The commissions were awarded by the Oregon Art’s Commission’s One Percent for Art program. A triptych by Kelly was installed last spring and Clark’s large sculptural installation will be installed in early 2015.

In conjunction with the exhibition Patrick Kelly will present a public talk about his work on Thursday, October 2 at 6pm in Huber Auditorium in Badgely Hall. The presentation is free and the public is encouraged to attend.