Artist’s Statement & CV

Artist’s Statement

Raven-maskThere’s something about being able to do something well that is akin to flying. Running, riding a bike, dancing, making music, writing: there’s this sense of freedom and motion inherent in making or doing something wonderful. That same sense of freedom and motion is what I feel when I dream of flying…or when I create a piece of art.

Some people dream of worlds of ancient mysteries, of boundless exploration of the universe…worlds and stories on a grand scale. I dream of worlds where dreams find their way into the waking world, where people and animals are friends, where we sometimes have wings with which to fly. I create collages to share those dreams.

Collage is a rich visual language – water from a deep and sweet well. I see myself as drinking from the same creative wellspring as artists such as Nick Bantock, Anahata Katkin, and Catrin Welz-Stein. I usually start with an image that catches my attention and then try to share the secret story it hints at to me. I create collages using material from a variety of sources, generally vintage images that are in the public domain, photographs and watercolor textures that I create myself, and other digital resources. I take great joy in bringing new life to old or forgotten images.

– Stacy Spangler

Curriculum Vitae

Solo Shows:

Azure Gallery, Corvallis, OR – September 2015 (forthcoming)
Hilyard Street Beanery, Eugene, OR – May 1 – 31, 2014
Fifth Street Beanery, Eugene, OR – September 1 – 30, 2013

Group shows:

The Purple Cow Winery with Vandy Hall, Newberg OR – May 2015
New Zone 4 All – New Zone Gallery 2015
New Zone 4 All – New Zone Gallery 2014
Orycon Art Show – November 2008 – 2015

Retailers:

Nest, Eugene, OR
Sattva Gallery, Eugene, OR
St. Johns Booksellers, Portland, OR

Private Collections:

Private Collection, Seattle, WA
Private Collection, Phoenix, AZ
Private Collection, Portland, OR
Private Collection, Shingle Springs, CA

Education:

Portland State University, 2010
University of Oregon, 2002

Crowgirl & Vandy Hall at the Purple Cow Winery, 2015

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