A group art exhibition of mixed media paintings, Pareidoli: Vague and Random Stimulus Perceived as Significant, opens this month in Clackamas Community Colleges Alexander Gallery in Oregon City.
Pareidoli consists of about 30 mixed-media paintings that explore ideas of facial recognition within grander compositional landscapes. Historically, the term pareidoli has straddled art and religion, including in the works of Giuseppe Arcimboldo and Wenzel Hollar. Pareidoli is a contemporary exploration led by David Raphael Andersen, who teaches painting and drawing at CCC.
An artists reception is scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the gallery in the Niemeyer Center at CCC, with an artists talk at 1 p.m. The free exhibit runs through March 20 and also includes recent works by David Raphael Andersen, Zachary Andersen, Carl Beaulieu, Derrick Bogue, Morgan Buck, Holly Osborne and Justin Montgomery. It is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with the exception of campus holidays.