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Still Life: Artist and Critic

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 12:10 pm - 12:40 pm PST
1119 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Artist Eric Wert discusses his work, collected in Still Life, with critic Shawn Vandor. Moderated by Katie Burke.

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Shawn Vandor

Shawn Vandor is a writer living in Portland, Oregon, and a close personal friend of artist Eric Wert. He has a background in literature and philosophy, having received a bachelor of arts from Bard College and master of fine arts from the California Institute of the Arts. He has written at length on the history, policy and ethics of artificial insemination as well as the history of science and medicine. A collection of short autobiographical stories of his was recently translated and published in Argentina. And recently, he has begun reading and writing on the "near-infinitude" of Judaism. A recent essay is featured in Still Life.   
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Eric Wert

Born in 1976 and raised in Oregon on twenty-five acres of tree- and critter-filled land, Eric Wert developed an observant eye for details amidst a visual onslaught. His studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago led to work as a scientific illustrator at the Field Museum of Natural History. After earning an MFA from Northwestern University, the artist began to create the paintings documented here: a body of work that establishes Wert as a modern master. His paintings have been featured in Hi Fructose, American Art Collector, Artists Magazine, Poets and Artists, and Fusion, among others. Visit him online at werteric.com.
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