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Walla Walla gallery to host reception for Ian Boyden

September 4, 2014

By Vicki Hillhouse, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, Wash.

Sept. 04--Downtown art gallery and wine bar Studio Two Zero Two will host an opening reception tonight for local artist Ian Boyden.

The two-hour reception starts at 5 p.m. at 202 E. Main St. Snacks will be served, as will wines from Ardor Cellars, plus A. Morell Wines, Alleromb, Gard Vintners, Tenor, Matthews and Mullan Road Cellars.

Boyden, who lives in Eastern Oregon, works across multiple media including painting, sculpture, artist's books, photography, site-specific installations and land art, according to his online bio.

The former director of Whitman College'sSheehan Gallery, Boyden studied in China and Japan. He earned degrees in the history of art from Wesleyan University and Yale University. He is known for collaborating on his interdisciplinary work with scientists, poets, composers and other visual artists.

Boyden makes his own paints and inks, often from materials such as meteorites, shark teeth, freshwater pearls and carbon sourced from the aftermath of forest fires. His work has been exhibited widely, including a recent solo exhibition at the I.M. Pei-designed Suzhou Museum. His books and paintings are found in many public collections including Reed College, Stanford University, the Portland Art Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

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