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Pacific hosts reception for new art display

Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Portland artist Ellen Goldschmidts work, like this Riding Hood, will be displayed at Pacific University through February.Pacific University is opening a new art installation today. Feb. 4. “Interlopers: Unintended Narratives” is an exhibition of works by artist  Ellen Goldschmidt.

“I never set out to tell stories,” Goldschmidt said. “My characters arrive invited, but unintended — interlopers pushing their way into consciousness. Each drawing begins with curiosity and the impulse to draw, nothing more.”

Goldschmidt, represented in Portland by Blackfish Gallery, uses no models, sketches or photographs to produce her images. “I invite the viewer to project a feeling, relationship or interpretation onto the characters portrayed,” she added.

Goldschmidt earned a degree from Oregon College of Art and Craft in 2000. Before studying art, she was a journalist and philosophy major at Colorado College. Her work has appeared at the Tacoma Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum Gallery and The Arts Center in Corvallis, among other venues.

Her work will be displayed at the Kathrin Cawein Gallery of Art at Pacific University through Friday, Feb. 27. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. An opening reception is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 4 at noon. Admission to both the exhibit and reception is free.

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