Armitage & Trask
By purchasing the Armitage & Trask Pairing you will receive two artworks, one oil & cold wax painting by Ruth Armitage and one mixed media painting by Kirista Trask.
The artists are pictured here next to representative artwork - this is artwork they have made but does not necessarily reference the artwork they will make their PDX-CSA projects.
Below each of the artists has described their intentions for their PDX-CSA project.
You can purchase the Pairing (with an applied 10% discount) or if you prefer you may purchase just one of the artist's Projects by selecting the Add Project to Cart option below their individual summary.
Working with cold wax's ability to hold objects, Ruth Armitage incorporates found objects in her paintings; these textures and patterns emerge from and recede into the swathes of color. Her abstracts are detailed environments, packed with marks and forms, shifts in scale and movement; intense primary colors become permeable hazes, layers are worn away and incised to reveal artifacts and further layers.
Oil and cold wax painting. 12 x 12 inches. $295.
Kirista Trask translates the neighborhoods and parks of Portland into swirling abstraction, blending saturated, opaque colors with translucent washes to evoke landscape as an emotional experience. The paintings are created plein air style with a variety of materials, including acrylic, ink, charcoal, pencil, oil pastel, and chalk, in order to react to the spirit of the location in the moment.
Mixed media painting on paper. 22 x 30 inches. $270.