Elements and Objects: Anna Von Mertens

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Every Tuesday–Saturday, through April 27
Elizabeth Leach Gallery Pearl District (Portland)
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Anna Von Mertens's meticulous colored-pencil drawings on black paper arrange illustrative icons of our everyday life. In the series Objects (100 Emojis), her placement of items like a feather, plunger, toothbrush, safety pin, etc. mimics quilting patterns. In Remnants, UV-sensitive paper and tangled jewelry form the backdrop of drawings that, according to the reception notes, "[reference] the generative life cycles of stars." Also on view at Elizabeth Leach, is a collection from the estate of Lee Kelly, Bennington Suite & Color Studies, which presents sculpture and watercolor pieces from different points in the artist's long career. Paired together, the 2D paintings and 3D geometric sandstone structural forms illustrate Kelly's mastery over either realm of expression.  by Ashley Gifford Peterson

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Elizabeth Leach Gallery

417 NW 9th Portland, OR 97209 Venue website

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