Land Girls by Rebecca Shelly
August 4, 2011 - August 27, 2011
By Rebecca Shelly
August 4 – August 27, 2011
Gallery Hours: Saturdays from 12:00 – 5:00 pm and by appointment
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 4th, 2011 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Nisus Gallery is pleased to present Land Girls, a show of new works by multi-media artist, Rebecca Shelly. Inspired by 1940s women’s fashion, Shelly critiques the social, political, and personal restrictions placed on women as they transitioned from the home to the workforce. Shelley creates a historical documentation of the time period through her recent exploration of garment construction and tailoring combined with her practice of painting and drawing.
About Rebecca Shelly
Rebecca Shelly received her Master of Fine Arts degree in 2009 from Portland State University. Prior to this, she studied painting at the Maine College of Art. She has been showing her work for close to a decade and has received numerous awards for this. In Oregon, she has shown at the New American Art Union, Falsefront Studio, Worksound Gallery, Disjecta, and Guardino Gallery. Rebecca spends her days sewing, painting and working in her large vegetable garden.