Drawing and Painting Department Instructor Elizabeth Malaska Exhibits at Russo Lee Gallery

February 9, 2018

Elizabeth Malaska, instructor in OCAC's Drawing and Painting Department, has a solo exhibition at Portland's Russo Lee Gallery. The exhibition, Heavenly Bodies, explores "the embodied experience of the feminine subject under patriarchy" and includes six new paintings, a dozen drawings, and two large-scale self portraits. You can read The Oregonian's review of the exhibition here.

Elizabeth's work is concerned with the ubiquitous and normalized use of the often-naked female form throughout art history, a body that frequently has been depicted as an object on display. Borrowing figures, settings and techniques from the history of painting, her work aims to recontextualize these bodies. Elizabeth earned her MFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art and her BFA from California College of the Arts. She has lectured, taught, and mentored at such institutions as OCAC, PNCA, and Eastern Oregon University. 

Russo Lee Gallery, 805 NW 21st Ave., Portland OR
February 1-24, 2018
Artist talk: Sunday, February 10 at 11:00am