Printmaker Audrey Sochor brings the print into a new dimension in her light-filled installation, Bioluminescent Seas, opening at PAN Gallery in the Washington County Museum, 4|15|10.
Formated with 8' x 3' double curtains of sheer silk, cotton, and polyester, her works evolve into a moiré of shimmering atmosphere, with the effect of a dive into tropical seas.
Sochor's choice of the ocean as subject is based on time and the minute and constant changes of the waters covering Earth. Her works place the viewer in a physical experience akin to the pleasure of a dive, but without need of air support.
Patterning the curtains with microscopic images of plankton, the artist creates a hybrid of mixed printmaking techniques: collagraph, stencil, monoprint, and staining on canvas, letting the raw linen itself become an element of the painting.
For more detailed information on Audrey Sochor's history and perspective, see www.audreysochor.com
Opening reception will be April 15, from 5:30-8pm. Catered by And She Cooks!
PAN Gallery is located in the Washington County Museum on the PCC Rock Creek Campus, 17677 NW Springville Road, Portland, OR 97229. www.printartsnw.or