MICHAEL BOONSTRA Michael Boonstra’s (Djerassi, 2014) work explores our perception of landscape, time, place, and scale. Recent projects involve time-sensitive, site-based elements that merge into his studio practice. This allows for both a direct and indirect exploration of place and space that continually shifts between drawing, photography, installation, and sculpture. His drawing and photo-based work has been exhibited at A.N. Bush Gallery in Salem, OR; SOIL Gallery in Seattle, WA; Duplex in Portland, OR; Root Division in San Francisco, CA; and Fairbanks Gallery at Oregon State University. He has created site-specific projects in Michigan, California, and at numerous sites in the Pacific Northwest. Boonstra received an MFA from the University of Oregon, and a BFA from the University of Michigan. He teaches at Oregon State University. www.michaelboonstra.com. “The interchange of ideas that happened through conversations was amazing. I’m more open to collaborative work now, and much more intentional in my studio time. The landscape helped create my work. Literally. I use evaporation and light in my drawings and installations. The work I created was specific to the environmental conditions of the time. I worked for over a year on pieces that were started in residence — each time I was in the studio, part of my mind was back at Djerassi.” Above: Spending Time in Places I’ve Never Been (Djerassi Series #7), 2015, Ink, graphite, acrylic, duralar, on clayboard, 30” x 30” x 2” Right: Old Barn Iteration, 2014, Scrim, wood, mylar, water, light, 96” x 144” x 48”