I just took in a great show at the Disjecta Gallery, here in Portland, Oregon. The show is called “Constructs” and features the work of talented artists, Laura Vandenburgh, Nathan Green, and Pablo Rasgado. I found their use and appreciation of pattern and texture quite inspiring. Vandenburgh creates large, net-like structures out of cut paper that reminded me of contours on maps.
Nathan Green painted large, architectural murals on the walls using a paint-roller technique. Perhaps because I am coming from a quilting background, his imagery reminded me of large, patchwork structures.
Pablo Rasgado collects wall fragments from all over the world and combines them into beautiful wall pieces that have a rustic, gritty feel.