Archer Gallery

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Dirk Staschke

Exhibit: September 23 - October 25, 2014

RECEPTION: October 1, 6 to 7 pm

ARTIST TALK: October 1, 7 pm  PUB 161

Gallery Hours: Tues.- Thurs. 10 am to 7 pm,

Fri. and Sat. noon to 5 pm

Dirk Staschke is a Portland Oregon artist who earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL, and his Master of Fine Arts Degree from Alfred University, Alfred, NY.  His work has been shown internationally and resides in the permanent collections of several museums including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX; Icheon Museum, World Ceramic Center, Gwango-dong, South Korea.  In 2012 he had his first solo museum show, Falling Feels A Lot Like Flying, at the Bellevue Art Museum in Seattle WA. His current body of work explores notions of gluttony and cultural excess. “Inspired by the unsettling and beautiful Flemish and Dutch Vanitas still life paintings of the 16th and 17th centuries and the celebration of excessive ornamentation of the Baroque period, Staschke’s monumentally lavish yet hollow ceramic work uses symbols of abundance to offer a breathtaking commentary on craving, overconsumption and excess in our times.” (Stefano Catalani)