August 2015: A•C•M Lorish
Histrionic Harmony A Suite of 15 Works on Paper By: A•C•M Lorish
Histrionic Harmony is a suite of 15 works on paper culled from museum postcards collected from around the world by the artist. Forcing two fragmented images together creates an unnecessary tension in the picture. Glyphic markings in neon puff paint attempts to relieve that tension and solidify balance in the picture. A balance that the artist strives to achieve in every picture. In fact the artist is on a perpetual, and at times Sisyphean, quest to solidify balance in his own life and likes making pictures because of the inherent ease of controlling something.
A•C•M• Lorish was born in Eugene, Oregon. He studied at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Pacific Northwest College of Art where in 2013 he received his MFA in Visual Studies. Selected exhibitions include False Front in Portland, North Bank Gallery in Vancouver, Liberty Arts Center in Yreka, California, Sullivan Gallery in Chicago, Rockerill in Charleroi Belgium, and dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany. He is a founding member of the art collective Danger Punch. He lives and works in Portland Oregon.