Gresham Art Committee showcases 'Industrial' efforts
Latest show opens June 4, reception on June 14
Prior to the Gresham Art Committees decision to solicit pieces for its latest show, Scott Cutler, an Aloha-based painter and woodworker, had already created his collage piece Technetium Extractor, which depicts wires, wheels, computer parts and other items set against wood.
The timing, I thought, was rather telling, that this was meant to be, he says.
Indeed, Technetium Extractor fits right in with the committees latest show, The Industrial, which the committee show prospectus states is more than about machines grinding away, people hurrying off to work, even the financial segment of our economy, but also includes other definitions of industrial such as strength, heavy duty, bold, sharp lines, abrupt connection and dynamic interactions of motion.
Its almost scary looking, Cutler says with a chuckle, of Extractor. You dont want to put your finger in there.
The piece is one of four Cutler contributed to The Industrial, which opens Monday, June 6, and runs through Aug. 4, at the Public Safety & Schools Building, 1331 N.W. Eastman Parkway.
A public reception takes place from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 14.
Theres just this energy that pulses through me when I do this, he says, noting his years in construction have left him with physical pains that depart when he works.
I dont feel anything. Im just in that world, and its good therapy, he says, adding he wants viewers to enjoy his pieces.
I just I hope they can feel half of the feelings that I can feel, he says. I want them to feel an energy, whether it be electrical or mechanical, to stimulate their own creativity.
Lead Curator Kathy Huntington adds that the exhibit is widely varied in its ideas and works
We have so many great pieces of art and photography with bold displays of industrial works as well as subtle hints, she says.
If you go
WHO: Gresham Art Committee
PRESENTS: The Industrial Show
WHEN: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, June 6 to Aug. 4
WHERE: Public Safety & Schools
Building, 1331 N.W. Eastman Parkway
RECEPTION: 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday,