THURSDAY, AUGUST 1
6 - 9 PM
Arielle Zamora is an artist who focuses in oil painting and printmaking. She currently resides in Portland, Oregon, where she received her BFA in Drawing and Painting from the Oregon College of Art and Craft in 2013. She is intensely drawn to relationships between line, form, and color, and she draws inspiration from architecture to help assign structure, repetition, and function to the two dimensional plane. Her work exhibits fine lines and marks carved into joint compound, and she enjoys exploring the unique qualities of her chosen materials as well as giving in to mistakes and the natural slip of the hand.
In her printmaking practice, she repeats monolithic shapes that call to mind the simple figure, and which are given aperture and environment in a 2D realm by using line to build a space, or home, for the forms. These monolithic forms, rocky and often visceral, are an homage to the large craggy rocks that wade like hooded figures just off the Oregon Coast line. They also draw up ideas of the basic human form, amorphized and stripped down to the simple space they inhabit.