July 2009

Dawn Roe & Catharine Stebbins

A beautiful, richly evocative show, artists Dawn Roe and Catharine Stebbins are both drawn to quiet, intimate scenes in the world around them. Roe’s work is an exploration of interior landscapes, while Stebbins focuses on the wild beauty of untamed nature. The work is unified by a delicate touch and soft palette.

Both artists will be coming to Portland to give a special artist’s talk on the 2nd of July. Don’t miss this chance to hear two wonderful photographers discuss their work and methods. The talk is free and open to the public.


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Dawn Roe’s work deals with our understanding of space and the psychological charge of ambiguously depicted interiors. By combining the frozen instant of photography with the mobility of video montage, her work attempts to create a dialogue between the still and moving image. Two of Roe’s beautiful short films “…From Time to Time” and “This is Nowhere…” will be shown during the exhibition opening on the evening of Friday, July 3rd.

Dawn Roe’s work has been shown in solo and group shows both nationally and internationally. She was just awarded the Palazzo-Rinaldi Summer Artist’s Residency in Noepoli, Italy. Roe currently lives in Winter Park, FL, where she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Rollins College.


[artist website]

Catharine Stebbins is inspired by the quality of light, color, and composition in 17th century Dutch paintings; the forced perspective in natural history dioramas; and the lyrical beauty of Andy Goldsworthy’s ephemeral sculpture. Her work deals primarily with the psychological and physical manifestations of one’s personal connection to place.

Stebbins’ work has been featured in solo and group shows in Los Angeles, Boston, and New York, is held in private collections, and was recently acquired by 4Culture, a Seattle WA public art initiative. She currently lives and works in Altadena, CA.