A West Linn-based artist and graduate of Marylhurst University in Lake Oswego is having his work displayed at Clackamas Community College's Alexander Gallery, starting this month.
With his exhibit, "Happy Daze," Josh Gross, who earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking at Marylhurst in 2013, "captures the story of one joyful day in 2017, using symbols depicting iconic imagery of the Northwest and contemporary sociopolitical views," according to a press release.
His compositions accentuate the positive aspects of life, he says, and decry the negative.
"As an artist, my aim is to create images that both inspire and bring a bit of cheer to the viewers' day," he says on his LinkedIn page. "I am quite interested in the study of Semiotics and the way in which we give meaning to signs and symbols, especially when it comes to advertisements. This is something that I pay close attention to when working with clients in trying to find what best fits the company/brand's goals."
The gallery itself is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
— Jillian Daley