ERIK GESCHKE Erik Geschke (Djerassi, 2013) is a mixed-media artist who has exhibited nationally and internationally at museums and galleries including the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; ZieherSmith Gallery, New York, NY; Navy Pier, Chicago, IL; Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA; Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Aldrich, CT; Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; Disjecta Contemporary Arts Center, Portland, OR and the FIAC Contemporary Art Fair in Paris, France. He received an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, attended Skowhegan School of Painting, and received a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts. He is associate professor of art at Portland State University. “Working in a new environment helped invigorate my practice. The quietness of the environment had a natural effect of drawing one inward. The landscape, forest, and amazing view of the Pacific from such height — I remember these things fondly. Experi- encing the transition of seasons in such an awe-inspiring landscape was an incredible experience. My time at Djerassi reinforced the knowledge that I can go to an unfamiliar place and create my work.” Above: Cracks in the Stable, 2015, Aqua resin, fiberglass, pigment and acrylic polymer, (clockwise from left) 16.25” x 6” x 6”; 16.25” x 8” x 41.75”; 16.25“ x 20” x 25.75” Right: Untitled (Invidious Consumption), 2014, Hemlock, brass and shellac, 36” x 72” x 72”