Studio shot of work in progress for an upcoming commission at Portland State University.
|Small Medium, 2013|
The APEX exhibition is over, but you can still visit my work at the Portland Art Museum, in the Object Stories gallery, on view until November 16, 2013. You can also hear me talking, either at the museum's kiosk in the gallery, or here: http://www.objectstories.org/stories/#!/?Story=bd3a2e42-da05-e311-93f8-002590a49a95
APEX: Heather Watkins, a solo exhibition at the Portland Art Museum, is on view until October 20, 2013. The exhibition includes a new sequence of my ongoing drawing series Surfacing (2008-present); two fiber-based sculptural works (Medium and Medium II, 2013); Transcript (2013); a 25-foot scroll drawing; and Sessions (2013), a series of archival digitally-printed folios. Funding for this exhibition was provided by a Career Opportunity Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation.
details of new drawings from the Surfacing series that will be on view this summer at the Portland Art Museum (July 20-October 20, 2013). The Portland Art Museum's APEX series presents the work of four contemporary northwest artists each year. My work for this exhibition is generously supported in part by grants from the Oregon Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation.
Binding Repository 2009-2011, a limited edition book that accompanied my exhibitions last August at PDX Contemporary Art, and at the Edith Feldenheimer Gallery at Reed College. The book is comprised of edited excerpts from notebooks – a window into the thinking that informs my work. Edition of 100, hand-bound, offset and digital printing, 48 pages with paper jacket. The books are available at PDX Contemporary Art: www.pdxcontemporaryart.com
Six lithographs made in collaboration with master printer Mark Mahaffey of Mahaffey Fine Art in Portland, Oregon. Three images are printed in two color sets: white ink on black glassine, and black ink on Kozo-shi. This project was funded in part by an artist's project grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council. The prints were presented in the exhibition Gradual Instant at the Edith Feldenheimer Gallery at Reed College, August 20-September 15, 2012. (Installation images of that exhibition below.)
|working on the plate with various wet media|
|color proofing in white!|
|color proofing on gray gampi|
|final color proofing … many versions later|