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Portraits by Nora Lehmann

May 20 - June 13, 2014

oil on linen laid on panel



In her ten paintings of friends and family, Nora Lehmann takes on and reanimates the age-old tradition of portrait painting. Lehmann works from life (although she uses photographs as digital notes), and each portrait is the result of many hours’ of sittings. Lehmann uses a complex vocabulary of brushwork and color to render extraordinarily vivid likenesses that are also studies in texture, color, and light.

Lehmann, who has taught at Rock Creek since 2009, received her MFA from the Yale School of Art, and her BA in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University.

Please join us for an artist's talk on Thursday, May 29at 12:30 PM.

The Rock Creek gallery is open Monday- Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. The gallery is located in Building 3 of the Rock Creek Campus of Portland Community College at 17705 NW Springville Road, Portland.

For more information contact Prudence Roberts at

Prudence Roberts
Director, Helzer Art Gallery



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