Location:Bend, Pence Pinckney Gallery
Date/Time:Everyday starting 11/2/2017 through 12/1/2017 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bend artist Chris Cole’s imaginative kinetic sculptures
(think: glowing-eyed metallic fish made from cast-off mechanical parts) and
abstract paintings will be on exhibit at the Pence Pinckney Gallery Nov. 2 to Dec. 1, with
an opening reception and artist talk on Thursday, Nov. 2, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at
The former bike mechanic’s intricate mechanical works have
appeared on OPB’s “Oregon Art Beat” and been purchased for the permanent
collection of “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” Barneys New York tapped Cole to
provide an installation for their iconic Madison Avenue holiday window display.
His sculpture has greeted travelers in the departure area of the Redmond
The show, titled “When Things Work,” includes approximately 20 3-D pieces. “I
hope to engage viewers with the inspiration for each piece, the way the pieces
themselves function, and the way I strive to capture the idea of machinery,”
Cole explained. A group of the artist’s abstract paintings and drawings will
complement his sculptural work.
“He’s heavily influenced by the technologies and aesthetics of the industrial
revolution,” said Bill Hoppe, COCC art professor. “His sculptural works use
complex mechanical structures to celebrate organic constructs while his
paintings expose beautiful machinery beneath organic frameworks.”
The Pence Pinckney Gallery is open Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the
last Saturday of the month, noon to 5 p.m. For more
information on this show, contact Bill Hoppe at firstname.lastname@example.org or
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the Office of Disability Services: 541-383-7743.