Noriko Sugita & Tallmadge Doyle :: Printmaking
Bold and rich treatment of botanical forms feature prominently in the work of printmakers, Tallmadge Doyle and Noriko Sugita. Sugita carves wood block plates to create intricate layers of pattern and form while Doyle uses a variety of methods including aquatint, line etching, drypoint and hand coloring with dramatic results.
Show runs September 1- October 4th. Artist Reception during the First Friday Artwalk, September 2nd, 5-8 p.m.
Noriko Sugita’s work depends on momentary inspiration, letting shapes and colors explore deep thought, as a choreographer explores complex thought through dance composition. Improvised movement of impersonated shape suggests symbols and patterns reflective of human emotion and relationships. She often layers thin pigments, creating reminders that our human experience is layered.
Originally from Hakodate, Japan, Noriko Sugita earned a BFA (summa cum laude) from Southern Oregon University in 2004. Exhibiting and teaching throughout the Pacific Northwest, she now resides in Beaverton, OR.
After the Storm
Within Tallmadge Doyle’s work runs a common thread of interest in the scientific realm. Whether it be astronomy, physics, or botany she is fueled by ideas and images from science and the natural realm.
This current body of work, After the Storm, employs botanical imagery as a jumping off point to investigate both micro and macro perspectives of the Northwest ecosystem. The images reflect on the currents and results of weather patterns and draw influence from fractal patterning, from star charts and leaf patterns to bird feathers and conifer cones. Ultimately Doyle’s interest is in how the web of rhythms and patterns of the natural world, both visible and invisible, organically weave together to create forces which form the fabric and quality of our environment.
Tallmadge Doyle received her MFA from the University of Oregon and currently resides in Eugene, OR.