Monthly Archives: December 2004

Mark Brody & David Schell

December 30-January 25
Reception: Thursday, Dec 30, 6-9 pm

David Schell will be showing paintings on paper and wood panels.  For the last three years Schell has been working on a series of landscape paintings and drawings that depict his neighborhood and other places in Portland. The work was done directly from life and is intended to be both a visual and emotional response to place. He recreates the experience of movement through paint, of how we focus on certain things and pass over others in any given view. He achieves clarity of line, movement of paint and richness of color to create an overall sense of structure. 

Mark Brody creates art from cut pieces of glass & tile.  He blends his background in construction and tile work with an artistic sense.  His approach to mosaic art is different from most in that he constructs shaped forms, from 3-D houses and pagoda shapes to wall pieces with cut angles and curves. He has succeeded in breaking out of a square border.  For example one of his wall pieces actually rotates, a bicycle wheel shape with mosaics forming a city grid and transportation patterns.  Another piece stands independently and resembles a Japanese temple, inviting the viewer to look inside it’ windows.