APEX

Heather Watkins

JUL 20 – OCT 20, 2013

Heather Watkins employs a process-oriented, materials-based methodology to create powerful installations. Exploring systems first practiced by Dada artists in the early 20th century, she engages physical and psychic phenomena such as flow, stasis, circulation, time, and the limits of sensory perception to produce an elegant body of work. Her APEX exhibition features black-on-black drawings, ink blot drawings on Japanese Kozo-shi paper, artist’s books, and semi-rigid, ink-impregnated fiber sculptures that express the evocative nature and sensory experience created by manipulating linear forms. Her process intuitively harnesses accident to produce many of her compositions. Watkins’ work is experimental and fresh while taking inspiration from the non-representational tradition of 20th-century Modernists, as well as calligraphic drawings and sumi ink paintings from Eastern Asia.

APEX is an ongoing series of exhibitions of Northwest-based artists, curated by Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art. Supported in part by the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Endowments for Northwest Arts and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.

Portland Art Museum

1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205 | Directions
503-226-2811 | General info
503-276-4249 | Membership


More contact information

View site map

Hours + General Admission

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
Closed
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
10 a.m.-8 p.m.
10 a.m.-8 p.m.
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Free
$15
$12
Free

Members
Adults
Seniors 55+, College Students
Children 17 and under

Special exhibition and program fees may apply.

   

 

Hours subject to change.
View full calendar

Tickets

Adult Group Tours $11 with
reservation

K–12 School Group Tours Free with
reservation

Twitter Feed