Carol Benson And Michael Knutson
Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR - April 3-28
Carol Benson sews together scraps of artist canvas and paints each piece with acrylic and oil paint before forming a highly textured collage. Inspired by the bright colors of the Turkish textile markets, Benson brings a feminist perspective to traditional women’s fabric and needlework.
Michael Knutson’s show Split and Rotational Fields scans images of ovals and then flips the layers, shuffl es the colors and then exports the result on a digital printer, with mesmerizing results.