Portland local, Brian K. Friesen, pops-up with his recent work, At the Waterline.
Friesen is paired with Guinea Boats by John Sloan; found in the American Art, floor 2, gallery 207. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map for gallery location.
Of At the Waterline: One windy night on the Willamette River, a young man with romantic notions of a sailing life crashes his boat into a railroad bridge, nearly killing his wife. Divorced, ashamed, and haunted by the tragedy, Chad tries to leave the river and its memories behind, only to be drawn back years later. At a ramshackle marina north of Portland, he lives and works among a motley assortment of houseboat dwellers and liveaboards, each with their own story and their own reasons to distrust or embrace a newcomer who can’t quite commit to being one of them.