Biological Dissonance is an exhibition about the irrepressible metamorphosis of the human body and beauty within the organic form. Artists Tammy Jo Wilson and Amanda Triplett blend their creative expressions in this compelling and tactile exhibit about the biological body, through works of encaustics, paintings, prints, fiber and textile installations. Pairing together their individual approaches to process and medium, they build a visual dialogue expressing the visceral nature of the vessels to which all humans are confined and examining the relationship between flesh and bone; and society, cultural experience and self awareness.
About the Artists
Amanda makes sculptural fiber works and installation from salvaged textiles. Studying art and art history at Sarah Lawrence College, she graduated in 2004. She has shown in the Bay Area and Pacific Northwest including Kaleid Gallery in San Jose, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, COCA in Seattle, Art House Gallery in Berkeley, Ford Gallery, Multnomah Art Gallery. Most recently, she created a tactile, sculptural nest for a inclusive, multi-sensory group exhibit at Paragon Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Amanda was a 2016 Glean artist-in-resident, where she was given access to the Portland dump to glean waste materials to make sculpture and installation. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon.
Tammy Jo Wilson is a visual artist residing just south of Portland, Oregon in historic Oregon City. Her artwork focuses on conversations around the changing body, navigating identity, and the implications of racism, sexism and prejudice in contemporary society. She creates artwork using a broad variety of media including photograph, video, pastel drawing, encaustic, fabrics, ceramics, and paint. She received her BFA in Photography from the Pacific Northwest College of Art and her MFA from San Jose State University. She has exhibited her work nationally and received several art grant awards. Most recently was awarded the Leland Ironworks Gold Spot Artist Residency. In 2017 Wilson and her husband artist Owen Premore co-founded the arts organization Art in Oregon (AiO). This statewide 501c(3) non-profit works to foster culturally rich regional communities through partnerships, advocacy and investment in artists, businesses, educational spaces and community spaces. AiO believes in building and sustaining art patronage through pride in Oregon artists and pride in art ownership. Additionally Wilson works in the art department at Lewis & Clark College as the Visual Arts & Technology Program Manager.
GALLERY SEASON SPONSOR: ART ELEMENTS GALLERY