“Wild and Tame” is the title of the exhibit featuring Sue Allen, silk screen artist extraordinaire. Sue’s silkscreens depict botanical, landscapes, nature and wildlife images in multiple color arrangements. Her primary subjects are scenic views and flora of
Mt. Hood and the Japanese Gardens in Portland.
Silk screen is a printing technique that uses a woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil to receive a desired image. The attached stencil forms open areas of mesh that transfer ink or other printable materials which can be pressed through the mesh as a sharp-edged image onto a substrate – in Sue’s artwork, the substrate is archival paper. Silkscreen requires precise registration to achieve uniform color overlay and image focus.
More information about Sue’s work and technique can be seen on her website: http://www.sueallenstudio.com/news.html. Sue is the Exhibit Coordinator for Clackamas County Arts Alliance and responsible for artist recruitment, curating and hanging quarterly shows in the Clackamas County government buildings and participating businesses within Clackamas County.
Iva Wakeman presents “Fluidity” – Iva’s art career has produced many beautiful paintings in multiple mediums – oil, acrylic, painted porcelain, but her favorite medium is watercolor! She has perfected her watercolor style utilizing YUPO – which is 100% recyclable, waterproof, tree-free synthetic paper extruded from polypropylene pellets. It’s attributes are durability, super smooth consistency that holds inks with razor-sharp precision and is reusable making it a perfect (albeit tricky!) substrate for watercolor design. Her work expertly presents a combination of fluid mobility and peacefulness.
Be sure to join us for the artist’s reception for Sue and Iva – 2 to 5 pm on Saturday, August 10th at Grapevine Gallery, located inside Singer Hill Cafe, 623 7th St., Oregon City, OR 97045.