Christopher Shotola-Hardt exhibits three paintings in the curated show "If I Had Wings: Bird as Metaphor" this month at Waterstone Gallery. For this group show, curators Martha Pfanschmidt (Bullseye Gallery) and R. Keaney Rathbun (Waterstone Gallery) have invited 9 artists to exhibit work with them using the bird as a stand-in for the human condition. The bird, long a symbol of strength, frailty, freedom and vulnerability, has been used by artists as a proxy for ideas of what it means to be mortal.
Participating artists: Rick Bartow, Frank Boyden, Robin and John Gumaelius, Marie Hasset, Martha Pfanschmidt, R. Keaney Rathbun, Carol Riley, Thomas Rude, Christopher Shotola-Hardt, and Margaret Van Patten.
Curator's Talk at Waterstone:
Saturday, August 20, 11am
424 NW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97209