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Portland Artists Show Opens at the Sixth Street Gallery in Vancouver

Sixth Street Gallery at 105 Sixth Street in Vancouver, Wa, presents Portland artists Angelina Marino and Joel Heidel. The show runs September 2 - 27, 2009. Opening reception is during the First Friday artwalk on September 4 from 5 - 9:00pm.
Cirque: Collaborative and Contributing Works

"Cirque" explores gymnastic movements flavored with acrobatic elements derived from Marino and Heidel's observations of the Chinese circus. An incredible collaborative effort from conception to completion, the direct metal sculptures of Marino and Heidel are formed from sheet metal to create three-dimensional works, finished with paint and patina. By combining the surprising angles possible from utilizing thin gauged metal and the varied yet subtlety colored surfaces, elements of the work appear suspended. The use of this type of sheet metal construction holds other attributes as well. Working under the stars on Sauvie's Island in 1999, they were struck by the serendipitous effect the full moon had on their sculpture. The physicality of the sculpture, though striking and solidly engaging, had an evocative counterpart; the incredible lucidity of a cast shadow. "Cirque" will be accompanied by Marino and Heidel's individual works that contributed to this collaborative series.

Sam MacKenzie
Sixth Street Gallery
Gallery: 360-693-7340 Cell: 360-607-7119

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