Senior Art Students Share Works Inspired By Nature

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Matt Orthomann "Wine Rack #3" Steel and aluminum 3' x 2.5' 2012

The second in a series of exhibitions featuring the work of senior EOU art students opens in Nightingale Gallery with a reception from 6-8 p.m., Friday, April 26.
Matt Orthmann, Jake Wilcox and Amanda Yates all create work based in nature and concerned with the misdirection of the audience, the exhibition is called: “The Nature of Deception.”

Jake Wilcox "Untitled" Wodd and aluminum 3' 2'6" 2013

“This exhibit will showcase their investigation of these ideas and they invite the community to participate in that exploration,” said Associate Professor of Art and Gallery Director Cory Peeke.
Orthmann explores bringing elements of nature to life in the medium of steel.
Wilcox, a sculptor and former Boy Scout,  uses survival as a reoccurring theme in his art.
Yates, a painter from Lakeview, grew up seeing death and decomposition in the natural world and uses these themes as inspiration for her work.
“The Nature of Deception” will run through May 10 in Nightingale Gallery located in Loso Hall on the EOU campus.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information visit or
To request images of artwork for publication or to schedule an interview with the artists, contact Peeke at

Amanda Yates "Cockfight 2 Spectator's Sport" Acrylic Paint on Cancas 2 X 3 ft. 2012

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