Public Process 2 – Robert Mertens
We are really excited to have Robert Mertens join us for Public Process 2. Beginning on February 4th, Robert began moving into the space to begin work on his installation that will culminate with a show titled “A Tale of conductance: New works of found electronics” Opening March 16th.
Currently an adjunct professor at the U of O, Robert obtained his MFA in 2012 with a focus in Fiber Art from the University of Oregon. He received his BFA with a focus on Sound Art from the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008.
Robert Mertens’ work centers on fiber arts and multimedia installation pieces. Mertens’ interest in weaving lies with the possibility of regaining a sense of control over communication and the physical environment. While working as a Public Process resident, Mertens plans to explore the role of string in the technological advances of humankind. He seeks to examine contemporary attempts of constructing history and meaning through hybridizing technology and handcrafting.
Check out our Public Process 2 on our Events page for dates and times of related events. Open Studios start weekly on February 14th and continue up until the opening reception for “A Tale of Conductance“.