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2/28/2008 Sculptor explores space in Linfield exhibit

McMINNVILLE – Steel sculptures and drawings by Northwest artist Chris Gander will be the focus of an upcoming art exhibit at Linfield College

The exhibit will run March 12 through April 12 in the Linfield College Fine Art Gallery in the James F. Miller Fine Arts Center. An opening artist's reception will be held Friday, March 14, at 6 p.m. in the gallery.

Gander's work revolves around perception of three-dimensional forms, and understanding volumes and spatial reality. He will display steel sculptures, along with a number of drawings depicting three-dimensional forms.

Gander has exhibited numerous times both nationally and internationally. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Oregon and a B.F.A. from Pacific Northwest College of Art. He is an instructor at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and has previously taught at the Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art in France and Portland State University. He has also been affiliated with the Metropolitan Arts Commission Design Team Roster and was included in the Oregon Biennial in 1991 and 1995 and in the Tacoma Art Museum's Big Objects invitational in 1991.

The Linfield exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. The gallery will be closed for Spring Break, March 25-29. 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. For a campus map, go to Miller Fine Arts Center is number 56. For more information, call 503-883-2804 or visit