Hanne Niederhausen & Judith Wyss
May 19-June 25, 2022
Reception Thursday, May 19, 5:30-7:30
Art for Lunch (Artist Talk) Thursday, May 26, 2022, 12 Noon
Hanne Niederhausen and Judith Wyss show artworks that span the second-half of their careers. Their artistic exploration illustrates that creativity can be enhanced by experience and that creative exploration is an important element in an artist’s life.
The celebration of youth-culture and creative prodigies creates a perception that people have their greatest breakthroughs early in their careers. Later-life epiphanies happen for many artists. Experimentation doesn’t just stop at a certain age. Artists with long careers often change their style, means of expression, or techniques to challenge themselves. Painters become glass artists, potters become paper artists, and sculptors become painters. Hanne Niederhausen (Corvallis) and Judith Wyss (Portland) are two such breakthrough artists.
Hanne Niederhausen (Born in Germany, living in the US for 40+ years) has been working in a variety of media with an affinity to experimentation with various materials and techniques, including painting, printmaking, book arts, photography, and assemblage. She values illusion over definition, suggestions over specifics.
Judith Wyss (Portland) is a Pacific Northwest artist who has worked as a painter, a glass artist, and currently creates three-dimensional portraits and small scale installations. Most of her early work is small sculpture, and she continues work in this genre, now using mixed media rather than paper. In 1999, she began to work with fired paint on glass, a 13th century technique she learned at the Stained Glass Museum in Ely, Cambridgeshire, where she lives four months of the year.
The Arts Center’s Public Programs are supported by Oregon Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, City of Corvallis Parks & Recreation, and through member, donor and The Arts Center Endowment Fund support.