Elle Anderson recently curated a themed portfolio called Altered Impressions
which was one of only 22 submissions selected to be exhibited
at the Southern Graphics Conference International, in Portland, Oregon, USA.
The exhibition of this themed portfolio opened on 31 March
in the Dorothy Lemelson Innovation Studio at Pacific Northwest College of Art.
Invited artists included: Kim Lowe, Prue Mac Dougall, John Pusateri, Toni Hartill,
Esther Hansen, Deborah Crowe, Toni Mosley, Gabrielle Belz, Sheyne Tuffery,
Nicola Ov, Michel Tuffery, Struan Hamilton, Elle Anderson, and Delwyn Holder.
|The collective print created by all portfolio participants together|
"As the mix of its citizens living in Aotearoa New Zealand continues to evolve,
so to is the way they interact with each other and the wider spaces they occupy.
This evolution influences changes in the urban environment
and it is with this inspiration that works will be generated,
exploring how we, in Aotearoa, engage with a state of Flux.
Alterations to a landscape creates a state of ebb and flow, a now and then, an unrest.
Spaces where past and present can often clash, but also need to blend or live alongside each other,
not just peacefully but also with tolerance.
This constant adjustment creates a rich milieu in which many artistic conversations take place,
providing each artist interpretive space to deal with such urban instability:
Presenting areas for explorations from a personal, local and/or global perspective.
One print within the portfolio will embrace this state of instability through exchange and evolution.
This collaborative work, created by all printmakers in this group, will pass from artist to artist,
each adding their voice to the print in response to what was done before.
This print will further aim to reflect on a state of urban instability."
More information about the Southern Graphics conference here: www.sgciportland.com