Portland, January 5th. Art lovers were toasting their favorites at The Laura Russo Gallery’s First Thursday Opening Reception. The Gallery on NW 21st was buzzing with excitement over new works by two prominent artists. Marlene Bauer and Gina Wilson.  Zoe Wilson is pictured with her mother, artist Gina Wilson, and their friend, Paris Hart.

Gina Wilson's Ceramics are hand built with clay slip

Gina Wilson's Ceramics are hand built with clay slip.

Martha Lee is the Director of Laura Russo Gallery inc. pictured here with artist Gina Wilson

Martha Lee, the Director of Laura Russo Gallery Inc., is pictured with artist Gina Wilson

The other artist featured in January is Marlene Bauer. Her recent work is acrylic, ink, and graphite on paper.

Michi Kosuge and artist Marlene Bauer

Michi Kosuge and artist Marlene Bauer

Observers say, “Marlene Bauer’s paintings combine precisely arranged color with elusive sketches from the artist’s observations, creating an enigmatic language of unique experience and inhabited space. ”

Laura Russo Gallery on  NW 2st, Street

First Thursday at the Laura Russo Gallery on NW 2st Street

Celeste Goguen and Will Gibbs (Marlene Bauer's son)

Celeste Goguen and Will Gibbs (Marlene Bauer's son)

Wilson and Bauer will be featured at Laura Russo through January 28th.

 

 

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