Watery landscapes depicted in new Elise Richman exhibition

by University Communications,

The Roger W. Rogers Gallery is displaying the exhibition “Consilience: Paintings by Elise Richman” through Dec. 13.

Richman, who teaches painting at the University of Puget Sound, creates works that chart a watery landscape of islands, inlets and peninsulas. She combines visual representation with a strong interest in science and a sense of place that is firmly rooted in the Pacific Northwest.

Andries Fourie, curator of the Roger W. Rogers Gallery, says “Richman blends perceptual and conceptual concerns with the sensibilities of the artist, chemist, cartographer, ecologist and sociologist.”

The exhibition is presented as part of the upcoming NW5C Visual Culture Colloquium. On Oct. 4, a panel of interdisciplinary faculty from Willamette University and the University of Puget Sounds will participate in a moderated panel discussion titled “Consilience: Science, Art and Literary Influences in the landscape paintings of Elise Richman.”

• Article by Natalie Pate ’15, politics and French/Francophone studies major