Angelica Neileen, who recently graduated from the Oregon State University art program, will show some of her large scale acrylics on paper and smaller heavy encaustic work in the Corrine Woodman Gallery Jan. 9 through Feb. 3, at The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis.
Her current work explores opposing forces within femininity. As a woman and a mother, Neileen recognizes that labels are often fraught with expectations of fragility, delicacy and defenselessness, which she references using images of birds.
Neileen grew up with both Midwest rural and suburban West Coast influences and was a Waldorf teacher for many years before beginning to study as a fine arts major.
The Arts Center gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. For more information, see theartscenter.net or call 541-754-1551.