January 30–February 28, 2016
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Carl & Sloan Contemporary is pleased to present a two-person exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Portland artists David Corbett and Amie LeGette. The show opens January 30, 2016, 6–10pm and will run through February 28.
"You could put your faith in technology. It got you here, it can get you out. This is the whole point of technology. It creates an appetite for immortality on the one hand. It threatens universal extinction on the other. Technology is lust removed from nature."
— Don Delillo, White Noise
After a lifetime in cities and towns, a faint longing rises. A desire for the geometry of skylines to be overgrown, and for architecture to open and lighten space, rather than confine and darken it. However, this isn’t a wish for civilizations to fall to ruin. It’s the dream of a surreal atmosphere where the architected and the wild meet.
Corbett and LeGette work in this haze between the two. Structures and color become tiny phenomenological experiences that confuse the lyrical fluidity of nature with the rigidity of the man-made. These moments contain beauty, delight and vastness in a way that feels ancient and life-affirming. As if they are hoping to imbue our new, technological world with the very delicate qualities that make us human.
David Corbett & Amie LeGette opens Saturday, January 30, 2016, 6–10pm and will run until February 28. For more information, please contact the gallery at 360.608.9746 or info [at] carlsloan.com
Corbett received his BA from San Francisco State University and his MFA from Rutgers University. He currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon. His work has appeared in 20 x 200, New American Paintings, Portland Modern, Pierogi 2000 flat files , White Columns online registry and the Drawing Center’s online viewing program. He has exhibited his work at various galleries including Fourteen30 Contemporary in Portland, OR, 65 GRAND in Chicago, IL, Half/Dozen, Portland, OR, Contemporary Art Workshop in Chicago, IL, Linfield College, Linfield, OR, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL, and Disjecta, Portland, OR. He was a resident at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program (2013), Woodside, CA, and was a recipient of the Ford Family Foundation Residency for Oregon Artists award.
Amie LeGette was born January 28, 1985 and grew up in Northern California. She received her BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2010. She currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon. She has exhibited at Michael Strogoff Gallery in Marfa, TX and various galleries in Portland, OR and Providence, RI. She was also a resident at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in Oregon in 2014.