6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cannon Beach History Center & Museum
The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum is a small private non-profit museum located in mid-town Cannon Beach. Their latest exhibit will feature the artwork of local artist, Stirling Gorsuch. Gorsuch grew up in Cannon Beach and is the product of two artistic parents. You can see his love of the Pacific Northwest and the natural world coming through his work, especially with his latest exhibit “Language of Time.” The exhibit will open on Friday, March 15 at 6:00 p.m. with the opportunity to meet with the artist.
Gorsuch’s exhibit “Language of Time” will be on display at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum March through April. This exhibit focuses on how landscape transforms over time. The one constant in this universe is that nothing remains the same. The natural world is no exception, but how do we process this change? How does it impact our memories, our traditions?
Gorsuch is interested in signs of geological activity, erosion, decay, and a sense of new life appearing in the midst of destruction. The most dramatic example he has come across recently that illustrates this are forests affected by wildfires and how these areas transform afterwards.
Trained as a printmaker, Gorsuch is drawn to graphic imagery.
“When I am out hunting for new ideas, it is the graphic qualities in nature that sparks my curiosity. The textures in the land tell a story, which I use as the starting point for any new piece. I am constantly taking photos and making drawings for developing imagery further. Recently I’ve noticed my colors become more subdued and an overall shift into more abstract territory. I consider a piece successful if I can convey the feeling of a particular place beyond representational means.”
Come meet the artist on Friday, March 15 at 6:00 p.m. for the opening of “Language of Time.” The exhibit will be on display March through April of this year.