Tara Murino-Brault "Illuminations"
Exhibition Run: October 31 - December 30
First Friday Opening Reception with the artist: November 2nd, 6-8 pm
(Second Reception) First Friday December 7th, 6-8 pm
Wolff Gallery is pleased to present Illuminations by Tara Murino-Brault, a selection of intaglio prints and wood sculptures in which the artist's unique symbolism communicates themes of cultural power and powerlessness, spiritualism, mortality, and rebirth. Murino-Brault's illustrative and layered treatment of bones, fungi, animals, hands, and religious icons brings into focus the tension between light and dark, reason and folly, and good and evil, and the interdependence of each to define the other. With these iconic etchings, Murino-Brault moves us beyond the inviting surfaces of ink and wood to illuminate profoundly personal yet accessible underlying narratives.
Tara Murino-Brault was born and raised in Chicago. She received her BFA in Graphic Design at The University of Illinois at Chicago and her MFA in printmaking at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Currently, she is an artist and educator who resides in the Portland Oregon area with her wife, Emily and their eleven-year-old named Gus. She teaches a variety of classes at Portland Community College. As a maker, her favorite mediums are all forms of printmaking, book arts, laser cutting, and wood sculpture.
image: Pitcher Plant Ruse © 2018 Tara Murino-Brault