The Laura Russo Gallery Featues Two New Shows in December

artwork: Eric Stotik - "Untitled (Spears)", 2011 - Acrylic on turtleneck shirt - 14.75" x 13" - Courtesy the Laura Russo Gallery. On view in "Eric Stotik: New Work" until December 24th.

Portland, Oregon.- The Laura Russo Gallery is proud to present two new shows, ” Eric Stotik : New Work” and ” Frank Boyden : Selected Ceramics”, both shows remain on view through December 24th. Eric Stotik presents small, intimate narratives that raise questions about identity, loss, interconnection and the human condition. Incorporating dreamlike figures and settings that warrant further investigation, Stotik’s paintings probe a darker side of the psyche, aiming for, as the artist says, “insight with a gasp.” Stotik explains that during the last two decades, “My focus on the human form and pathos has not wavered. My intention of presenting viewers with both accusatory and celebratory images with ‘gravity’ is unchanged. The combination of technical skill in draftsmanship, composition, and visual impact, with concurrent themes of human life and death has always been and remain my artistic compass.”