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Susan Harlan: Invisible Territories
June 6, 2008 - June 27, 2008
First Friday Reception: June 6th, 6-9pm
Portland artist Susan Harlan presents her series Invisible Territories: “I collect specimens from nature and preserve them in glass containers/slides. The glass specimens represent a unique way of perceiving and viewing landscape. This series I am exhibiting at Pushdot studio is an ongoing investigation of fragments from nature. This series is about the pleasure of beholding Nature, the wonder at understanding Nature and an inquiry into the reality and meaning of images, which form the bases of our interaction with Nature and thus our essence. I am keeping an eye on the invisible.”
The work is digitally printed on to fused enamel glass panels.
Harlan is the Chair of Painting at Portland State University and has been a Professor of Fine Art at PSU since 2001. Harlan’s show is happening in conjunction with the Glass Art Society’s 38th Annual Conference: Forming Frontiers, in Portland June 19th through June 21st, 2008. Forming Frontiers not only addresses the distance the glass art world has come, but also the necessary and continuing expansion into new directions and unknown areas.
Pushdot will have an additional Artist Reception, Friday, June 20th, 2008, so attendees of the Glass Art Society Conference, http://www.glassart.org/, can celebrate Harlan’s work. The artist will be in attendance.