December 8th through January 31st, 2017
Opening Reception Thursday Dec 8th, 5 – 9 PM
2nd Reception Thursday Jan 12th, 5 – 9 PM
New work by Joshua McDonald explores not only the natural landscape, but the man-made one, and the relationships between forms that have always existed, and forms newly constructed. The industrial inventions and architecture that coexist with his landscapes imitate mountains themselves, depicting a strange unity between the two. His landscapes develop a harmonious coexistence with two things seemingly opposite, in hopes to create an awareness of the landscape in a way not commonly experienced.
Joshua McDonald was born in 1989 and grew up on his grandfather’s ranch in the central Oregon town of Powell Butte. He studied at Central Oregon Community College and Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, Oregon, where received his BS in art in 2014. He has exhibited work at EOU’s Nightingale Gallery, the Union County Art and Culture Center in La Grande, OR, and Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA for the Junior Seminar “Containment Breach” traveling exhibition. Joshua was recently selected to exhibit work in the 2014 Recent Graduates Exhibition at the Blackfish Gallery in Portland, Oregon.