Art on campus

Dramatic and tense painting of house behind treesHeterotopia

Artist: Michael Endo
Exhibit dates: February 17 – March 31
Location: Dengerink Administration Building Gallery

Michael Endo earned an MFA in painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan, in 2009 and a BA from Portland State University, Oregon, in 2005. His work has been exhibited internationally and has been selected for group and solo exhibitions. In 2011 Endo was the recipient of a Regional Arts and Culture Council Grant and was a finalist for the Seattle Art Museum's Betty Bowen Award. Michael is currently the curator at Bullseye Projects.

Locked in a loop of familiarity and ambiguity, my gestural paintings, glasswork and sculptures exist in a moment of tension between the unnamable source and fiction. They suggest an original reference but are independent of it. By blurring the lines between the absolutes of reality and fiction, I strive to enter a liminal state where everything is imbued with an ecstatic transformative energy; a place where the silent hum of the subconscious is unmistakable.

Entry to campus exhibits is free. WSU Vancouver galleries are open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205. Parking is available at parking meters or in the blue lot for $3.00.