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Today’s Events

  • Oct 31
    Tara Murino-Brault "Illuminations" Oct 31 to Dec 30 @Wolff Gallery
  • Nov 1
    Issac Layman - Never Was A Thing Nov 01 to Dec 29 @Elizabeth Leach Gallery
  • Nov 1
    Ralph Pugay - A Spiritual Guide to Brute Force Nov 01 to Dec 22 @Upfor Gallery
  • Dec 4
    The Immigrant Experience Dec 04 to Dec 29 @Blackfish Gallery
  • Dec 4
    HIBIKI MIYAZAKI – Paintings, Prints & Sculptures Dec 04 to Dec 29 @Augen Gallery
  • Dec 4
    Chasing Sophia Dec 04 to Jan 19 @Froelick Gallery
  • Dec 5
    Reverence - Jeffrey Conley Dec 05 to Jan 19 @Charles A. Hartman Fine Art
  • Dec 6
    The Eternal Magic of Our Soul Dec 06 to Jan 02 @Pearl Gallery and Framing
  • Dec 6
    Winter Group Exhibition Dec 06 to Dec 22 @Butters Gallery
  • Dec 6
    In Transit Dec 06 to Dec 30 @Blue Sky Gallery

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Evan N. Serrill, Painter

Inspired by Japanese woodcuts, working on a series of painted carvings.
I graduated with a B.A. in Fine Arts from Portland State University in 2002. I studied a broad range of artistic processes including photography, bronze casting, welding, silversmithing, painting, drawing, printmaking, bookmaking and collage before deciding to focus on encaustic painting for my final portfolio at PSU. My work, which was mostly abstract at the time, emerged out of a process of carving and filling grooves in plywood surfaces with hot wax. The result of this process was, to me, the perfect combination of sculpture and painting, and was the beginning of my true artistic exploration. I am presently working on a series of large, painted wood carvings. I became fascinated with Japanese woodcut technique when I was at PSU, but found myself more interested in the wood block used to make the print than the print itself. My current work reflects this trend.