Coos Art Museum

Xpressions West, a juried exhibition highlighting artists from the western states, is currently at the Coos Art Museum. There was an underlying theme to many of the works, a juxtaposition between hyperrealism and abstraction within a single peice. The artist succeeds in conjuring reality, while at the same time illustrating, “hey, this is a painting!” It’s a very dramatic technique and one that I enjoyed immensely as it reminds me of the dream state.

Upstairs you’ll find Visions 2009, current works of art by high school students sponsored by the Southwestern Foundation of SOCC.

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