Portraits of Men, Metaphors of Wood opens Sept 10 at SCC Gallery

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Portraits of Men, Metaphors of Wood: Doubt oil on canvas, 28” x 32”, 2002

A new gallery exhibit opens at the SCC Gallery on September 10 and runs to October 25. 

Featuring a series of portraits by Suzanne Brooker, each contains an element of wood, from a toothpick to a root ball, to create a metaphor or visual dynamic that reflects the character of each individual portrait. 

Each painting utilizes an in-direct (Old Master) painting approach to create layers of transparent color in rendering the figures while the backgrounds of abstracted space are filled with patterns of wood grain or spinning objects like wood screws or holly leaves, juxtaposing the natural and man-made objects.

An artist reception will be held from 2 to 4 pm on Saturday, October 9 in the SCC Gallery.

Brooker is a teaching artist at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle and author of “Portrait Painting Atelier: Old Mater Techniques and Contemporary Applications,” (Watson-Guptil).

The Shoreline Community College Gallery, located in the 1000 Building (Administration Building) on the south end of campus, is open from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Shoreline Community College is located at 16101 Greenwood Avenue North, just west of Aurora Avenue.


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