February 19 - March 12, 2011

Damien Gilley

Masterplexed

Masterplexed, a new installation by Damien Gilley, will run through March 12 at the Linfield College Fine Art Gallery.

The Linfield Gallery will host a public conversation with Damien Gilley on Saturday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m. An artist's reception will follow the talk at 3 p.m.

Masterplexed is an immersive installation questioning the limits of perceived, actual and speculative spaces. The gallery is dissected with temporary walls in a non-periodic grid, creating a labyrinthine space that employs the visual tropes of transparency and reflection. The work presents a playful, multivariate experience for the viewer through the use of multiple perspectives and ambiguous spatial relationships. The ordered system of the grid is compromised by the visual manipulation of the facades, reinforcing the potential for perceptual structures to expand understanding of dimensional environments.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Damien Gilley works with installation, drawing and sculpture to reconfigure the built environment and provide alternative viewing experiences that complicate rational space. Gilley's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including the Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi, Las Vegas Museum of Art, Arthouse in Austin, Texas, EastWestProject in Berlin and in the Portland 2010 Biennial. His work has been reviewed by Artforum.com, The Oregonian, Willamette Week, Portland Mercury and the Las Vegas Review Journal. He has received multiple grants from the Regional Arts & Culture Council and was awarded an artist fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission in 2010.

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