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Solo art show is all about 'Rediscovering Silence'

"Soderstuvagen" by Chris Sheridan
Monday, October 5, 2020

Clatsop Community College’s Royal Nebeker Art Gallery opens its 2020-21 season with a solo show, Rediscovering Silence, featuring Seattle-based artist Chris Sheridan.

This show is an award show, the premier prize awarded during the 2020 annual international competition Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century.

The show runs Oct. 5 through Nov. 12. The gallery exhibit is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Guests must wear face coverings and practice social distancing and no more than six people can be in the gallery at a time.

Sheridan has spent a quarter-century as an artist. He completed his bachelor’s degree in illustration at The Ringling College of Art and Design in 1999, followed by a master’s degree in painting at the Academy of Art University in 2003.

He has shown his work both nationally and internationally in Finland and Morocco and currently is represented by the Seattle Art Museum Gallery. In 2014, he participated in his first artist’s residency in Vienna, Austria. He recently returned from a two-month residency in Korpo, Finland.

The artist described his show this way: Rediscovering Silence is about the unexpected: the unexpected internal journey that I experienced while on an art residency in the vast Finnish Archipelago, and the equally unexpected experience of creating an entire body of work from the confines of isolation brought on by COVID-19.

The show may also be accessed online after Oct. 6 via the college’s Royal Nebeker Gallery webpage. The gallery is at 1799 Lexington Ave., Astoria. For more information, contact Kristin Shauck at 503-338-2472.

"Retaistrask Reflection" by Chris Sheridan

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