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Linfield hosts Gilley exhibit

Damien GilleyMasterplexed, 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 façades, reinforcing the potential for perceptual structures to expand understanding of dimensional environments.

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.

About the Linfield Fine Art Gallery

The gallery is located in the James F. Miller Fine Arts Center at Linfield College. Throughout the academic year exhibitions of regional, national and international stature are on view in this 1500 square foot space. Patrons can expect challenging shows that exemplify the diverse approaches to the practice of contemporary visual art.

The Linfield exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.

To reach the gallery from 99W, turn east on Keck Drive at the McMinnville Market Center in south McMinnville. Turn right at the first street onto Library Court. The art gallery is located in the second building on the left, Building B. Parking is available on the street and in the lot west of Nicholson Library.

See a campus map. The Miller Fine Arts Center is number 56. For more information, call 503-883-2804 or visit us online.