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Laura Fritz & Rick Silva: Encounters
October 3, 2020 - March 7, 2021Free
Encounters pairs works by Oregon artists Laura Fritz (b. 1970) of Portland and Rick Silva (b. 1977) of Eugene. Together, Silva’s web-based, audio-visual piece The Silva Field Guide to Birds of a Parallel Future and Fritz’s three-dimensional Alvarium 2 suggest interactions between the natural and the digital worlds, human and animal activity, and knowing and not knowing. Each artist operates in this malleable space, inviting a sense of wonder and further inquiry.
How do observation and speculation shape our own understandings of reality?
Image: Laura Fritz (b. 1970). Alvarium 2 (detail with video still), 2019. Wood, reflector, video. 72 ½ x 15 x 21 ¾ inches. Image courtesy the artist.