Artist Statement – I am compelled to recompose the world around me. I walk through the physical landscape, observe first hand buildings, bridges and architecture, pedestrians and traffic, garbage on the street, cranes overhead, mountains and forests in the distance, exhaustively documenting them all. I break these forms apart and use the pieces to rebuild a new place.
Bio – Tyler Corbett is an interdisciplinary artist working in Portland, OR. Through conceptual, social and studio practices, he considers subjects in both the urban and natural environment that surrounds him. His work manifests as painting, sculpture, video and both interior and public installation. He has had featured exhibitions at Union Knott Gallery, The Portland Building, Stumptown Downtown, Good Gallery, Multnomah Arts Center and Lightbox Kulturhaus in Portland, OR, Lovell Showroom in Astoria, OR, and at the Alaska House Gallery in Fairbanks, AK. He has participated in group exhibitions at the Peoples Art of Portland Gallery and at University of Alaska Fairbanks. In 2014, he received a RACC Project Grant. His work based on Denali National Park has become part of the permanent collection of the Museum of the North in Fairbanks, AK.
Art Exhibition: Friday, August 4
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