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Charlene Liu
stone, cloth, flushed cloud
Paintings and prints

February 4 - April 2, 2016

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Charlene Liu’s new body of work brings an evolution in her methods of collage and printmaking, creating a world of pattern and form that draws from objects of memory. Photographing patterns and textiles recovered from her mother’s restaurant, Liu’s digital processing and hand-printed CMYK translations contain rich pigments and playful forms. Larger panels use hand-marbled paper that mirrors the multiplicity and variability displayed within Liu’s masterful printmaking. These works embody a joyful side of acculturation— presenting the adaptation and merging of intergenerational heritage with the multitude of potentials contained in materiality and form.

For her works on paper, Charlene Liu combines watercolor painting, collage, pen and ink, mechanical processes, and printmaking techniques to convey a state of suspended transition. An Associate Professor and Printmaking Coordinator at the University of Oregon, Charlene Liu received her BA from Brandeis University in 1997, and her MFA from Columbia University in 2003. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at Shaheen Modern and Contemporary Art (Cleveland, OH), Taylor De Cordoba (Los Angeles, CA), and Andrea Rosen Gallery (New York, NY). Formerly based in New York, Liu currently lives in Eugene, OR. This exhibition coincides with the 44th Annual Southern Graphics Council International Conference held for the first time in Portland, OR in 2016.

 



Exhibition Images

Untitled (purple)
Pastels Undone
screenprint on aluminum panel
2015
30 x 23 inches

 
 
Untitled (blue)
Blue Murmur
screenprint on aluminum panel
2015
30 x 23 inches

 
 
Untitled (teal)
Whorl
screenprint on aluminum panel
2015
30 x 23 inches

 
 
Untitled (yellow)
Flower Touches Flower
screenprint on aluminum panel
2015
30 x 23 inches

 
 

Ghost
screenprint on aluminum, lasercut acrylic
2016
30 x 23 inches

 
 

Reflection
screenprint on aluminum, lasercut acrylic and wood
2016
53.5 x 31 x 2.5 inches

 
 

Cascade
screenprint and acrylic on aluminum with wood ledge
2016
49.5 x 36 inches

 
 

The Scent of Yellows
screenprint and acrylic on aluminum with wood ledge
2016
49.5 x 36 inches

 
 
Untitled (black_white)
Yourself and the Other
screenprint and acrylic on aluminum panel
2016
60 x 48 inches

 
 

The Vessel, The Mist, The Morning Rain
screenprint and acrylic on aluminum panel
2016
60 x 48 inches

 
 

Stones Repose
screenprint and acrylic on aluminum panel
2016
60 x 48 inches

 
 

Blues
woodcut on Kitakata paper
2016
23 x 19.5 inches

 
 

Red Star
woodcut on Kitakata paper
2016
23 x 19.5 inches

 
 

Mirror 2
woodcut on Japanese paper
2016
25 x 36.25 inches

 
 

Mirror 1
woodcut on Japanese paper
2016
25 x 36.25 inches

 
 

 
 

 

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