MFA in Craft Thesis Alumna: Ford Gallery Show

January 26, 2019

MFA in Craft Thesis Alumna: Ford Gallery Show
Ellen Petruzzella & Lindsay Martin
Opening + Poetry Reading Event: Saturday, January 26, 2019 | 6–9 pm


Ford Gallery: 2505 SE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR
Run of Show: January 26–February 21, 2019

The show represents a reiteration of the thesis project of Ellen Petruzzella and Lindsay Martin—along with new and continued work. The opening is held in conjunction with the Ford Food and Drink. There will be music, food, and drinks for purchase, and a small poetry reading.

Ellen Petruzzella and Lindsay Martin | THE HABITUAL AND THE NOVEL: MAGIC Gather. Retain. Modulate. Materialize. Share. The Habitual and The Novel: Magic showcases Ellen Petruzzella and Lindsay Martin’s thesis bodies of work created at Oregon College of Art and Craft. Both revel in sensory experience, image, and poetic memoir. Their practices focus on transforming the everyday into the extraordinary with material and perception. This work exists in partnership with the fated and coincidental alignment of material and time, of body and spirit.

Ellen Petruzzella focuses on building relationships and understanding through material and sensory encounters. Lindsay Martin uses painting to create a poem via imagery, searching for a new visual language from place and experience. She grapples with place, pulling it apart and putting back together to form new potentials, the casual and the wonderful, in the present. Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse, this show seeks to share stories via poetry, object and image to create something new and thus, creating something magical.