This October, Stephanie Chefas Projects is delighted to present Portland based artist Betsy Walton in the Gallery Annex with 'Intersections'. In her latest collection of work, Walton contemplates, wrestles with, and celebrates the totality of life as well as the journey through it. Through a distinct blend of vivid hues and organic patterns, she weaves a visual narrative brimming with unusual intricacy. In addition to personal experience, Walton's aesthetic is informed by a culture struggling with polarization to the point of potential self-destruction.
"Grids appeal to me," says Walton. "They represent both stability and possibility. They imply decision making and agency: to travel on a grid is to move through a field with multiple pathways and routes to get to multiple places. The destinations are varied. The grid is both open ended and structured. It is a form that can be rigidly adhered to or loosely interpreted. There is repetition and where there is repetition there is the option of variation."
The opening reception for 'Intersections' will be held at Stephanie Chefas Projects on Friday, October 6th from 7-10pm. Stephanie Chefas Projects is located in Portland, Oregon at 305 SE 3rd Avenue on the second floor of the Urban Row building. The exhibition will be on view through October 28, 2017 and is free and open to the public.