Liz Mares: Rhetorical Geometry
Opening Reception: First Thursday, September 1st, 2016 6-10 pm
Exhibition Run: September 1st - October 29th, 2016
“Everything starts with a line as the base, then each placement after is a relationship to the first. There is never a plan, rather a feeling of connection. How does each line, color and form speak to the other? The end result is either a harmony or a conflict.”
For her debut exhibition in Portland, Chicago-based artist Liz Mares has created a new series, Rhetorical Geometry, which continues her ongoing creative focus on the relationships among line, form, color, and negative space. Her intimately-scaled compositions on paper are drawn with acrylic and ink and function as meditations upon connectivity and balance. Previous works by Mares employing mixed media on paper and recycled birch panels will also be included in the show.
Liz Mares is a contemporary artist and collector living in the Chicago area. Her work has been exhibited at the Customs House Museum in Clarksville, TN; Walnut Ink Projects in Michigan City, IN; 33 Contemporary Gallery in Chicago, IL; and Roman Susan Annex in Chicago, IL. This is Mares’ first solo show in Portland, Oregon.