At Liberty Arts Collective, Bend, Oregon

Curated by Andries Fourie

Dates: June 7 – July 26, 2019 

Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 2019, 5:00 PM

Panel Discussion: Saturday, July 6, 2019, 11:00 AM, Moderated by Andries Fourie

Address: 849 NW Wall Street, Bend, OR 97703

Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 11:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m., Sunday – Tuesday by appointment

Contact: 458-206-3040  info@atlibertyarts.com


Sky/Water II, June 27, Oil on 6 Wood Panels, 45 in. x 142 1/2 in.

Divergence is a group exhibition curated by Andries Fourie, exploring the artistic strategies of eight artists who work in different ways and investigate a variety of subjects, but also share an affinity for elegance, technical skill and design. The photographs, paintings, drawings and prints of Hong Chun ZhangSusan RochesterNathan LewisAnalee FuentesTallmadge DoyleLeah WilsonKirsten Furlong and Frank Miller show us that conceptually-driven art can also be visually sophisticated and beautiful: a balanced marriage of form and content. Their work celebrates the fact that artists who follow different visual paths can still reach the same destination.


Leah Wilson lives in Eugene, Oregon and makes paintings and installations that are place-based records of changes that occur within environmental ecosystems over time. Her process-oriented work frequently uses or interprets scientific data or the results of observation. In a sense Wilson’s work emphasizes the crucial similarities that exist between the processes of artmaking and scientific research: both rely on disciplined observation, embrace experimentation, and are attempts to investigate and understand the world and its phenomena. She is particularly interested in landscapes that have been exploited for their natural resources in the past, and long-term ecological research sites such as the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest where research is being conducted to understand the ecosystem in which we live and depend upon, and our own place in those ecosystems. 

Sky/Water II maps the color patterns of Lookout Creek in the Andrews Forest and the sky above at the same instance from the vantage point of standing on a bridge over the creek.

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