510 Museum & ARTspace Exhibit
March 25 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
George D. Green
Visual Magic – Robust Exhuberance to Contemplative Revelation, 1982 – 2016
The work of George D. Green, renowned international artist, will be in Lake Oswego for the month of March at the Arts Council of Lake Owego’s 510 Museum & ARTspace. Green is a fifth generation Oregonian and a founding member of Abstract Illusionists. He has had 160 national and international exhibitions and his work is represented in 71 museums. After a 30-year tenure in NYC, George is thrilled to have his work on display in Lake Oswego: “These are some of the best pictures from my two most important periods – the exuberant 1980s and the contemplative 2000s to the present. Work on exhibit will include pieces that are here for the first time. My grandfather, an Oswego native, believed everyone should know how to box and draw. This was my beginning, here in Lake Oswego.”
The exhibition will include work from all periods of Green’s career, pieces exhibited throughout the world, and those in that have been on display throughout the world and in his famed “trompe l’oeil illusion” style. Trompe l’oeil creates a visual illusion and tricks the eye into perceiving a painted detail as a three-dimensional
object. In some of Green’s new work, even the “frames” and “mats” are painted illusions. No matter how closely viewed, this illusion never breaks down.
Arts Council Executive Director, Nicole Nathan remarks: “To show the work of an internationally renowned artist of this caliber, here in Lake Oswego, is such a unique and exclusive opportunity. We are thrilled to introduce the work and story of George Green.”
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 4 pm and Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm
The exhibition will be on display from March 3 to March 31.
A First Friday opening will be held March 3 from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Eccentric Beauty
Acrylic, Wood, Canvas