CORVALLIS, Ore. – “Gallus gallus domesticus (The Domestic Chicken),” an exhibition of work by screen print artist Kristie Potwora, is on display in the gallery in 440 Strand Agriculture Hall at Oregon State University in Corvallis through March 22.
The exhibition is open to the public on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. or by appointment. A reception introducing the artist to the public will be held on Feb. 21 from 3:30-5:30 p.m., with remarks to begin at 4 p.m.
Potwora’s lifelong interest in environmental biology toward creative exploration has inspired intricate and compassionate imagery of earthly cohabitants. Whether through drawing, painting, encaustics or printmaking, she draws on the wisdom and character of the individual being while celebrating the patterns, habits and other structures that define necessities of species.
In this exhibition, Potwora works with her own illustrations of her chickens to create graphic depictions using hand-generated contemporary, experimental, and traditional reduction screen printing and photo emulsion techniques.
“Gallus gallus domesticus focuses on presenting chickens as unique individuals,” Potwora said. “My hope is that the affectionate nature of these remarkable beings is as evident to the viewer as it is to me.”
This exhibit is part of the Art about Agriculture program at Oregon State University. The program has been a part of the College of Agricultural Sciences since 1983 and encourages artists to investigate the visual resources of science and practice that sustain human life: agriculture.
The gallery is located in 440 Strand Agriculture Hall, 170 SW Waldo Place, Corvallis.
About the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences: Through its world-class research on agriculture and food systems, natural resource management, rural economic development and human health, the College provides solutions to Oregon’s most pressing challenges and contributes to a sustainable environment and a prosperous future for Oregonians.