CURED OF SECOND CHANCES
03/13/10 - 04/25/10
This installation is meant to be reflective of the mental space that we resign ourselves to when we encounter difficulty in responding to particular events in our daily lives. The work presented in this exhibition is intended to serve as a vehicle for acceptance of certain realities that are beyond our control and is designed to appear to be neither celebratory nor defeatist in nature. It is intended only to look and feel realistic.
Certain discussions are difficult to have, particularly those that require us to replace expectations with outcomes that are real. This exchange can result in a lengthy negotiation that is devoid of understanding. When a new normal is eminent yet elusive, retreat is not possible and progress is unthinkable. In this transitional state before the beginning and immediately following the end, we find ourselves Cured of Second Chances.
Evertt A. Beidler is a multi-disciplinary artist currently residing in Portland, Oregon. His work is included in private collections across the United States, the permanent collection of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and on public display at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers in Cairo, Illinois, which is the first public commission of his career.
Images and reviews of Evertt's work have been featured in publications such as Sculpture Magazine, The Southern Illinoisan, The Daily Constitutional, PORT, The Oregonian, the Willamette Week, Culturephile: Portland Arts, Blog4Culture, and the Seattle Weekly. His exhibition record includes group exhibitions at the Grounds for Sculpture (Hamilton, New Jersey), and the Nu-Art Series Gallery (St. Louis, Missouri), as well as solo exhibitions at Gallery II (Washington State University), Autzen Gallery (Portland State University), and Gallery 500 (Portland, Oregon).