Join Bluesky Gallery for an artist talk with Tara Sellios. Inspired by Last Judgement paintings of the Baroque era, Sellios’ Testimony is a visual rumination upon the fragility, impermanence, and carnality of life. Her process is meticulous and deliberate, with each tableaux beginning as a detailed watercolor sketch. Sellios then translates each painting into sculpture, carefully placing rehydrated insect specimens and animal skeletons into intriguing configurations that she subsequently photographs with an 8x10 view camera. The resulting larger-than-life color photographic prints, which will be on view alongside selected watercolors, are meant to disrupt preconceived notions of death while also offering a space for contemplating our mortality.
Blue Sky Gallery
Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts
122 NW 8th
Portland, OR 97209