Felix Oliveros (Mexico)
Felix Oliveros is a 1998 alumnus from Western Oregon University who paints with oil. His paintings focus on the migrant workers of the Willamette Valley. His more recent works have grown to capture the essence of these emotional landscapes.
Rodrigo Alvarez (Chile)
Rodrigo Alvarez is a six-year Oregon resident. A student of human emotion, his paintings take on monumental appearance. In the March 12, 2001 edition of the Statesman Journal, Alvarez was quoted, "What I'm interested in is what's going on with people, their masks and fears. It's all based on emotions."
Efrain Diaz-Horna (Peru)
Efrain Diaz-Horna was born in Peru and came to Oregon in 1965 to attend college. He is the author of a collection of poems, The Many Faces of Love (1983). In his artist statement, Horna says, "My art helps me in dealing with the existential predicament and adventure of living in the midst of another culture. It provides me with the avenue to understand and accept my sense of otherness in a constructive manner. It allows me to make tangible the experiences I go through on a daily basis, and it offers me the path to quench my compulsive need to approximate and recapture my Peruvian roots. My circumstantial doodles, as I sometimes refer to my art, are a reflection of my persistent attempt to trap on paper and /or canvas, the caprices of life and the sparkles - of sanity and insanity - with which life offers us, minute after minute."
LOCATION: 3rd floor galleries & 3rd floor