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  • Mar 17
    Sondra Perry - Chromatic Saturation Mar 17 to Apr 29 @Disjecta Contemporary Art Center

Today’s Events

  • Feb 1
    Assemblage & Collage Feb 01 to Mar 31 @Elizabeth Leach Gallery
  • Feb 22
    Kelly Neidig, Rodney Stuart, Nanette Wallace Feb 22 to Mar 27 @Guardino Gallery
  • Feb 22
    Imogen Cunningham: Photographs Feb 22 to Mar 31 @Charles A. Hartman Fine Art
  • Feb 22
    Tom Prochaska & Feb 22 to Mar 31 @Froelick Gallery
  • Feb 26
    Arturo Mallmann: Stillness and Motion Feb 26 to Mar 31 @Butters Gallery
  • Feb 28
    Storm Tharp Feb 28 to Mar 31 @PDX Contemporary Art
  • Feb 28
    Srijon Chowdhury Feb 28 to Mar 31 @Upfor Gallery
  • Feb 28
    Smith Eliot "Ghost Ships" Feb 28 to Apr 29 @Wolff Gallery
  • Mar 1
    Tricia R. Evenson Mar 01 to Mar 31 @Pearl Gallery and Framing
  • Mar 1
    Preston Trombly Mar 01 to Mar 31 @Gallery 903


Beth Kerschen, Printmaker

A photo illustrator focusing on capturing what makes a city unique.
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In my work, I blend architecture, urban details, and fleeting moments to tell a richly layered story not possible individually. I have always been fascinated with buildings; from my travels abroad to the historic skyline of my longtime home in Boston. More recently, I have been attracted to the city details around us: restored retro signage, the oddly painted door, or the outdoor cafe made from an old bus. These are expressions of human creativity; this is the essence of what I am trying to capture in my work. With printmaking, I use an etching technique called solarplate intaglio to translate photographic elements into printed form and then combine several plates into a single scene. These composite scenes build a narrative that represents how I experience the world in an attempt to create a feeling of nostalgia, permanence and personality.