For each of the six artists in this exhibition, age-old methods of needlework have been a source for new expression. Each embraces the deliberate and contemplative handwork of quilting, sewing, embroidering, or felting to bridge the differences between art and craft, and to use tradition in the service of contemporaneity.
Artists are Rock Hushka, whose embroideries are based on medieval tapestries and luxury cloth; Jiseon Lee Isbara, whose sculptural works combine the concerns of a managing a busy life with the meditative qualities of embroidery and hand sewing; Elizabeth Knight, whose portraits and vignettes of dogs embody dignity and eloquence; Diane Jacobs, who stitches cool modernist compositions with human hair; Clay Lohmann, who brings unconventional imagery and techniques to the surface of impeccably made quilts; and Rachel Moreau, whose collages incorporate found imagery and embroidery.
Please join us for a gallery discussion and reception on Thursday, November 7th at 12:30 PM.
The Rock Creek gallery is open Monday- Friday 10:00 am-4:00 pm and Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm. 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
Director, Helzer Art Gallery