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Exhibition Tour: Matthew Dennison and Barry Pelzner

Join Froelick Gallery for an exhibition tour with Matthew Dennison and Barry Pelzner. Dennison and Pelzner will speak about the materials and motivations behind their current solo exhibitions, (Ir)regular and Democracy.

Matthew Dennison’s eccentric, poignant paintings draw upon his deep ecological and political concerns. He depicts wise-seeming animals and oblivious humans, placeless urban scenes and serene but threatened natural places. A portion of this exhibition includes a selection from 365 small paintings on vintage book covers that he created daily in 2017 as a reaction to each day’s news cycle. 

Barry Pelzner’s graphic paintings explore infinitely repeating patterns, illusory space, stasis and movement within the self-imposed limitations of black paint on white paper. Their seeming formal rigidity is belied by wry visual non sequiturs and a hand-painted quality.

Froelick Gallery
714 NW Davis Street
Portland, Oregon 97209
503 222 1142
froelickgallery.com

Earlier Event: May 17
Artist Talk: Tricia Langman
Later Event: May 20
Artist Talk: Martha Pfanschmidt