In February, PDX Across the Hall will present a group show in conjunction with Pulliam Gallery. PDX will exhibit new works by Cynthia Lahti, Ellen George and Masao Yamamoto.
Lahti is known for her expressive, gestural sculptures and drawings. Her imagery is evocative of emotional and elemental states of mind. Her sculptures explore a realm between rawness and refinement; rough-hewn immediacy coalesces with an offbeat elegance, evoking a sense of quiet melancholy and nostalgia.
George's work concerns botanical and biological inspirations from the natural world around her; breathing, living, growing and surprising. George's sense of scale ranges from the intimate and hushed to the grand and explosive. “I received odd stones and twigs as souvenirs from several friend's travels in recent months – I’ve been making pieces inspired by those souvenirs.” – Ellen George
Japanese artist Masao Yamamoto uses photography to capture images evoking memories, blurring the border between painting and photography by experimenting with printing surfaces. The photographs are small, intimate, delicate and spiritual, bringing forth an emotional connection to place and a subtle nostalgia.