Nye - Chief

Chief

2017

oil on canvas

64.5 x 57 inches

Nye - Carbon Kings

Carbon Kings

2017

oil on canvas

44.5 x 57.5 inches

Nye - Draw Lots

Draw Lots

2017

oil on canvas

69 x 62 inches

Nye - Edge

Edge

2017

oil on canvas

57 x 48.5 inches

Nye - Gambol

Gambol

2017

oil on canvas

70.5 x 66 inches

Nye - no title yet

Letting

2017

oil on canvas

56 x 57 inches

 

Nye - Stomping Grounds

Stomping Grounds

2017

oil on canvas

36 x 56.5 inches

Nye - Hint

Hint

2017

oil on canvas

36 x 24 inches

Nye - Lighted Side

Lighted Side

2017

oil on canvas

57 x 57 inches

Nye - Neck of the woods

Neck of the Woods

2017

oil on canvas

57.5 x 53 inches

Nye - Recess

Recess

2017

oil on canvas

30 x 57.5 inches

Nye - Gold Clouded

Gold Clouded

2017

oil on canvas

61 x 56.5 inches

Nye - Whisper

Whisper

2017

oil on canvas

24 x 24 inches

Press Release

Using new techniques and themes in oil painting and mixed media, Whitney E. Nye continues her exploration of the textures, hues, and sensations of her immediate world in Midst at the Russo Lee Gallery. Changes in the City of Portland as well as in the rest of the country are acknowledged in this body of work. The artist reflects on “the mounting pressure I feel from changes in my communities.” In the midst of historical upheaval, Nye creates paintings that explore a sense of uncertainty and change, with sometimes humorous and obtuse references.

Whitney E. Nye is a painter, sculptor and mixed media artist based in Portland, Oregon. Working in different mediums and sizes, Nye consistently examines patterns of repetition. She explores the rhythms and pauses of our natural world, the processes of entropy and renewal. Nye is a graduate of the University of Oregon, a former Artist-in-Residence at the Oregon College of Arts and Craft and was a member of the Regional Arts & Culture Council’s Design Roster from 1998 to 2002. Her work is in the collections of the Oregon Health Sciences University Foundation, Salem Hospital, OR, and the Commerce Bank in Portland, OR.