February 24 – April 1, 2012
CENTER GALLERY

Eric Engstrom, Willapa Harbor, mixed media thumbnail
Eric Engstrom,  Bodie, CA ghost town, mixed media thumbnail
Eric Engstrom, Abandoned Insurance Office, 2012 m/m, photo-collage, 18” x 24” x 2” thumbnail
Eric Engstrom, McIsaac Ranch Barns, Tocaloma, 2011, Limited edition inkjet print,14” x 11” thumbnail
Eric Engstrom, Abandoned, Old Rte 66, New Mexico thumbnail
Eric Engstrom, Guardian Angels, 1975, acrylic, collage, m/m on paper, 11” x 9” thumbnail
Eric Engstrom, My Brother David, Vietnam, 1968, acrylic and m/m on paper, 11” x 14” thumbnail
Eric Engstrom, Willapa Harbor, mixed media
Eric Engstrom, Bodie, CA ghost town, mixed media
Eric Engstrom, Abandoned Insurance Office, 2012 m/m, photo-collage, 18” x 24” x 2”
Eric Engstrom, McIsaac Ranch Barns, Tocaloma, 2011, Limited edition inkjet print,14” x 11”
Eric Engstrom, Abandoned, Old Rte 66, New Mexico
Eric Engstrom, Guardian Angels, 1975, acrylic, collage, m/m on paper, 11” x 9”
Eric Engstrom, My Brother David, Vietnam, 1968, acrylic and m/m on paper, 11” x 14”

Eric Engstrom, Willapa Harbor, mixed media

Eric Engstrom, Bodie, CA ghost town, mixed media

Eric Engstrom, Abandoned Insurance Office, 2012 m/m, photo-collage, 18” x 24” x 2”

Eric Engstrom, McIsaac Ranch Barns, Tocaloma, 2011, Limited edition inkjet print,14” x 11”

Eric Engstrom, Abandoned, Old Rte 66, New Mexico

Eric Engstrom, Guardian Angels, 1975, acrylic, collage, m/m on paper, 11” x 9”

Eric Engstrom, My Brother David, Vietnam, 1968, acrylic and m/m on paper, 11” x 14”

Eric Engstrom’s new exhibition includes works by his late father, original art and photography from throughout his long career, and new mixed media. Eric is now exploring the story behind each image, and writing captions and historical information directly on the art.  In this way both the visual and verbal content expands the meaning of the subjects he has chosen.

Fascinated by the evolution from two-lane primary routes to six-lane Interstate highways in the 1960s and 1970s, Eric has photographed hundreds of buildings and “roadscapes” on back roads and old main routes.  Since the turn of the 21st century, He has discovered and photographed a rich trove of interesting buildings and landscapes.  Eric has continued to use his photographs of the American roadside as a basis for his innovative mixed-media collages

Visit the artist’s website