DIVA show has bird images, sculpture
Mixed-media work by Youngmee Nah and photography by Marshall McFarland are on exhibit through Jan. 28 at the Downtown Initiative for the Visual Arts, 280 W. Broadway.
Nah, a native of Seoul, South Korea, got her bachelor's degree in sculpture from Ewha Women's University in 1990. She has exhibited here and in her home country.
Nah now works in both two- and three-dimensional media. The work in the DIVA show includes acrylic and mixed-media images of birds and flowers on canvas, as well as abstracted sculptures of birds.
McFarland's photography includes human forms and the natural landscape.
"With my work, I hope to inspire the viewer to take a second look - to challenge the visually unchallenged, to see truth in fantasy, and to breathe imagination into life," he says.
Eugene artist wins grant for solo show
Eugene artist Brian Gillis has won a $1,500 individual grant from the Oregon Arts Commission.
The grant was given to him to support a solo exhibition and community-based arts installation at the CUE Art Foundation in New York City.
It was one of 14 competitive career opportunity grants, totaling $31,505, that were given to Oregon artists by the commission last month.
The awards support individual artists who seek to take advantage of opportunities to advance their careers through the development of artistic, business or professional skills.
Gillis is an assistant professor of art at the University of Oregon. He has been teaching at the UO since 2008.