Gregory Grenon and Mary Josephson

Gregory Grenon

Mary Josephson

May 5 - 28, 2016
thurs, may 5, 5-8pm

Gregory Grenon THE TURN

With over thirty years of representation, Traver Gallery is proud to announce the exhibition, Across the Water, by Gregory Grenon. The new work in this collection is comprised of Grenon's trademark no-holds-barred approach to narrative and color. His recent integration of Bullseye Confetti Glass adds additional layers of movement, dimension, and expressiveness to several of Grenon's reverse paintings on glass. The imagery portrayed in Grenon's work is powerfully direct and startling sensitive; embodying multiple narrative layers at once. A uniquely candid point of view underscores all of his portraits, giving the viewer a glimpse into the inner lives of his subjects and revealing moments of insecurity, determination, quietude, strength, and stoicism.

Traver Gallery is pleased to announce Vertumnus and Pomona, a new body of work by Portland based artist Mary Josephson. This recent exhibition is comprised of works created in a variety of mediums, including mosaics, embroidery and painted ceramics.

Joesphson says of her work, "For many years my work has reflected the cyclical nature of the world through changing seasons, planting and harvesting. Vertumnus and Pomona is a story of seduction and
deception from Ovid's Metamorphoses, a popular source of imagery for artists throughout recorded history, Vertumnus, the Roman god of seasons and change, assumed multiple guises as he attempted to woo the recalcitrant wood nymph Pomona, guardian of cultivated orchards, fruit and harvest. In this exhibition I revisit the myth of Vertumnus and Pomona, paying homage to the compositions of other artists then adding my own vision in glass, clay and fabric".

Carmen Vetter: Surface

Carmen Vetter

June 2 - July 2, 2016
thurs, june 2, 5-8pm

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