“Ocean” by Liz Conley

This month, San Fransiscan Liz Conley is returning to Portland to present her show “Ocean”. Conley’s work is strongly influenced by water, the darker aspects of fairy tales, and the gray areas that can be found between the black and white. “Ocean” is a print-based visual retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid. Of the exhibit, Conley says, “[the show examines] the dark path that even the most well intentioned of us can turn down all too easily.” The story will also be printed in Couscous Collective’s upcoming anthology “Ocean”.

Come down to First Thursday, August 4, from 6-10pm for the opening reception, with Conley on hand to talk to guests throughout the night! The evening will also be livestreamed at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/sequential-art-gallery-studio. Open throughout August, Thursdays 3-7pm and Saturdays 11am-5pm, or by appointment.

Formerly a Portland native, Liz Conley moved to San Francisco to attend the Academy of Art University, graduating with a degree in Fine Art Printmaking. She assisted the prestigious Arion Press in the production of Don Quioxte and I Love My Love, has been published in The Grove Review, and her bookarts work is currently represented by 23 Sandy Gallery here in Portland. She makes comics with her friends at the San Francisco-based Couscous Collective, with whom she self-publishes her work.