University featuring Salem artist in new exhibit
George Fox University is hosting an art exhibit that will continue into July and features the work of Salem artist Bonnie Hull.
The exhibit, titled "Little Me," opened May 13 and lasts until July 19. The exhibit will be featured in GFU's Minthorne Gallery and features Hull's paintings.
According to a release from GFU, Hull is a self-proclaimed painter, preservationist, gardener and quilter. She was the artist in residence at Bush Barn Art Center in Salem in 2010 and again in 2017, and continues to show her work in exhibitions throughout the region.
In 2015, Hull was featured at GFU along with fellow Salem artist Kay Worthington. Hull continues as a studio participant at the Arts Studios at the Mill at the Willamette Heritage Center, and in 2016 she ran the Compass Gallery at the Heritage Center with artists Dayna Collins and Tory Brokenshire.
"Memory and image define my work from the last two years," Hull said of the current exhibit. "All the ingredients of the work I've been making all my life are here: narrative, pattern and texture, the drawn line.
"The addition of memory and the interpretation of memory in the process of imagining new work has made this an interesting period for the maker: me."
In "Little Me," Hull uses smaller works next to larger works that are related to memory.
"Childhood mixes with travel and pain and delight, everything filters through the interpretive process of making, certain moments are called forward while others shove back," she says of the exhibit. "This past year in the quiet of the studio the memories and images have combined interestingly, reminding me that going your own way is always best."
The show is being curated by George Fox art administration major Sarah Cuevas as part of her practicum requirement.
The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For more information on the show, contact Jennifer Salzman, director of exhibitions and collection at GFU, at 503-554-2634.
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