Rowboat Gallery in downtown Pacific City, in conjunction with the Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa at Cape Kiwanda, will be starting off its Fall season on Friday, Sept 14 with the opening of “Wave~Lengths,” featuring photography by Norman Eder and sculpture by Kevin Shluka.
Shluka, who studied glass-blowing in Murano, Italy, has been showing his glass work at Rowboat Gallery since its opening in 2008. In recent years, he has been collaborating with wife Katie Shluka–a talented landscape designer and founder of Coyote Gardens–to create environmentally robust sculptural forms that augment, and sometimes incorporate, the living landscapes created by Katie. Shluka’s work for this show focuses on wave forms, using materials such as welded steel, cast concrete, and natural stone–with some of the pieces encapsulating miniature succulent landscapes designed by Katie.
A Portland native, Norm Eder is a partner in CFM Strategic Communications, one of Oregon’s most prominent public affairs and communications firms. He has also taught for many years at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in the liberal arts department.
Norm’s passion for photography has been informed by his intimate relationship with the rivers, beaches and headlands in and around Pacific City, where he fishes and crabs from his hand-built wooden river dory; and, with camera and computer, explores the interplay of light, water, sandstone and basalt at Cape Kiwanda. Over this last summer, Norm has explored long-exposure nighttime images at the Cape, revealing striking new perspectives on our local iconic landforms.
The opening reception begins at the Headlands Lodge at 5:30 on Friday, Sept 14, where the artists, who both have work in the hotel’s permanent collection, will speak about their work and process. It will then continue at Rowboat Gallery from 7:00 to 8:00 PM. The show will run through Oct 14th.