The first opening reception for the Betty Feves Memorial Art Gallery at Blue Mountain Community College for the 2016-2017 academic year takes place this Thursday, Sept. 29, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
The opening features “Asunder: a reconstruction of space and place” by artist Katie Steinberg. The event is free and open to the public.
Steinberg creates small architectural structures that reference familiar environments while creating entirely new and fictional worlds. She works at a scale and with materials similar to architectural models and miniaturists. Her work explores the contemporary relationship between humans and technology and the natural world, looking at, for example, how our increasing use of and dependency on technology isolates us from our neighbors.
“I’m interested in creating fictional environments that question self-understanding and the impact of acting on the material world,” Steinberg says of her work. Steinberg’s show includes sculptures as well as digital photography of these fictional worlds.
Steinberg is an emerging artist from Portland and recently completed her Master of Fine Arts degree from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia, Penn. For more information on Katie’s work, visit her website.
The show runs Sept. 29-Oct. 27, 2016. The Feves Gallery is open Monday-Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and by appointment by calling (541) 278-5952. The Feves Gallery is located in BMCC’s Pioneer Hall on the Pendleton Campus, 2411 NW Carden Ave. The Betty Feves Memorial Gallery at BMCC is a non-profit exhibit space connecting emerging and established artists and their work with students, staff and the general public in eastern Oregon.