OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

OSU to exhibit prints, paintings and drawings of Michael Boonstra

03/29/2016

CORVALLIS, Ore. – “Transitory Surface,” an exhibit of prints, paintings, and drawings by Oregon State University art instructor Michael Boonstra, will be on display in the Fairbanks Gallery on the OSU campus April 4 through April 27.

The Fairbanks Gallery, 220 S.W. 26th St., Corvallis, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The exhibit is free and open to the public, as is a reception and a gallery talk by the artist will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in the gallery. 

With elements of video, photography, and drawing, Boonstra connects to the way people think about landscape. “Transitory Surface” is the result of his art practice of exploring landscape and the increasing clarity of understanding our world through perspective and the visual markings generated by human development.

One element of the show is an ongoing series of drawings using evaporated ink as a base layer, then manipulating them with graphite, ink and acrylic. The drawings are invented aerial landscapes meant to similarly embody the vernacular of satellite images.

Boonstra, an instructor at OSU, received his master of fine arts from the University of Oregon, and his art studio is in Eugene. 

His drawings and photo-based work have been exhibited nationally. He has created site-specific projects in Michigan, California, and at numerous venues in the Pacific Northwest.

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