Installation views of the exhibition Heather Watkins – Recurrent Work, on view at The Art Gym at Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon, February 24-April 2, 2014.
The exhibition was curated by Terri M. Hopkins, director and curator emerita of The Art Gym. In conjunction with the exhibition, The Art Gym has published Heather Watkins – Recurrent Work, a book featuring an in-depth essay and poetic text by Stephanie Snyder, Curator and Director of the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery at Reed College, and was designed by Adam McIsaac/Sibley House.
For more information about the exhibition and the book, please visit this link: http://www.marylhurst.edu/arts-and-events/art-gym/art-gym-exhibitions/current-exhibition.html
|Score, 2014. India ink, cotton cord, mild steel|
Score, a permanent installation commissioned by Portland State University for Lincoln Performance Hall, part of Oregon's Percent for Art in Public Places program, managed by the Oregon Arts Commission. Project assistance by: Matthew D'Amboise (installation); Zoë Clark (installation); Rob Off (mounting system); Abigail McNamara (fabrication); Joel Martinez, Kris Wallsmith, Jim Meakin, Katie Savastano (special ops). Photography by Evan La Londe.
|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