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Geoffrey Pagen (b. 1951)  High-Ho, 2019

High-Ho

2019

glazed firebrick, wood

27 x 9 x 85 inches

Geoffrey Pagen (b. 1951)  Aiguillette, 2020

Aiguillette

2020

fired enamel on steel

30 x 20 x 2 inches

Geoffrey Pagen (b. 1951)  Bonny Doon, 2020

Bonny Doon

2020

wood, glazed firebrick, stone, steel

21 x 30 x 5 inches

Geoffrey Pagen (b. 1951)  Gazos, 2020

Gazos

2020

wood, glazed firebrick, stone

21 x 30 x 3.25 inches

Geoffrey Pagen (b. 1951)  Cove, 2020

Cove

2020

fired enamel on steel

30 x 20 x 2 inches

Geoffrey Pagen (b. 1951)  I cinque grande, 2019

I cinque grande

2019

glazed firebrick, stone, wood, steel, cast glass

each section 29 x 9 x 22 inches

Geoffrey Pagen (b. 1951)  Grand Montets, 2020

Grand Montets

2020

ceramic

19 x 14 x 2 inches

Geoffrey Pagen (b. 1951)  Heliotrope Ridge, 2020

Heliotrope Ridge

2020

ceramic

30 x 20 x 2 inches

Geoffrey Pagen (b. 1951)  Row Lock, 2020

Row Lock

2020

glazed firebrick, steel, stone, wood

10 x 39 x 4 inches

Geoffrey Pagen (b. 1951)  Lac Vert, 2020

Lac Vert

2020

ceramic

19 x 14 x 2 inches

Geoffrey Pagen (b. 1951)  Karvi, 2020

Karvi

2020

fired enamel on steel

56 x 36 x 1 inches

Geoffrey Pagen (b. 1951)  Jack and Richard, 2019

Jack and Richard

2019

ceramic

30 x 20 x 2 inches

Geoffrey Pagen (b. 1951)  Ondarreta, 2020

Ondarreta

2020

ceramic

19 x 14 x 2 inches

Geoffrey Pagen (b. 1951)  Vestige, 2020

Vestige

2020

ceramic

19 x 14 x 2 inches

Geoffrey Pagen (b. 1951)  Otto, 2020

Otto

2020

fired enamel on steel

30 x 20 x 2 inches

Geoffrey Pagen (b. 1951)  Soaps, 2020

Soaps

2020

glazed firebrick, wood, stone, steel, glass

7.5 x 9 x 9 inches

Geoffrey Pagen (b. 1951)  Steel Bridge, 2019

Steel Bridge

2019

enamel on steel

48 x 36 x 1 inches

Geoffrey Pagen (b. 1951)  Tullan Strand, 2019

Tullan Strand

2019

ceramic

30 x 20 x 2 inches

Press Release

For the month of February, Russo Lee Gallery is pleased to present Itself and Not Itself by Geoffrey Pagen. This exhibition features a variety of materials and mediums, highlighting the artist’s fluid facility acquired over decades of rigorous and inventive studio practice. Paint, ceramic, enamel, steel, and wood are transformed into works which blend both painting and sculpture, on and off the wall. Contrasting textures in poetic color stories and organic shapes are hallmarks of Pagen’s work. An accompanying catalog with an essay by Sabrina Ullmann is also available.

Geoffrey Pagen received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1975. He has received awards from both the Oregon Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the arts. He has been the Director of Ceramics at Reed College in Portland since 1979. His roster of commissions and public projects is impressive and includes Eastern Oregon State College, LaGrande; Heathman Hotel, Portland; Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Vancouver, WA; Nissho Iwai American Corp., Portland; Port of Seattle, Sea-Tac Int'l Airport, WA; Portland State University, OR; Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; Stanford Hospital, CA; and University of Oregon, Eugene.