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Paula Rebsom Exhibition at Half Dozen Gallery

Art faculty Paula Rebsom investigates man's efforts to control the forces of nature in her exhibition at Half Dozen Gallery in southeast Portland. The exhibition runs April 6 through May 4, 2012.

This work explores the fragility of our built environment and how outside forces threaten to destroy the foundations we have built upon. The installation combines sculptural elements of natural objects with a large-scale painted backdrop of a built environment. This backdrop provides both a setting for something to occur, while also suggesting that something disastrous has already happened. This repeating narrative echoes our endless struggle with nature.

Paula Rebsom was born in Dickinson, North Dakota. In 2003 she moved to the west coast where she received her MFA in Sculpture from the University of Oregon. Paula's work incorporates a wide variety of materials and strategies including: sewing costumes and building props, painting, woodworking, performance art, video and photography. She has been teaching in both academic and non-academic settings for the past 10 years in a wide variety of media.

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