More Doubt and Wonder | Derek Bourcier


February 7–28, 2013 | Littman Gallery

Reception: Thursday, February 7, 2013 | 5–8pm

More Doubt and Wonder is an exhibition of conceptual sculpture and video that trusts in the unseen, the contained, and the imagined as a means to communicate ideas of isolation, imagination, and artistic self-doubt.  Bourcier conflicts the inclination to create objects as a necessary part of life with feelings of uneasiness in that form of expression. These pieces are personal and introspective, yet they deal with elemental and universal forces like air, water, and language in order explore both the mysterious and the all too familiar qualities of our collective environment. It is in this way that the work maintains a connection to the world and all of its fantastic potential.

Derek Bourcier was born in 1980 in Logan, Utah and studied at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA. Bourcier was a member of the unpopular rap group Linda and Ron’s Dad and painted murals with teenagers involved in the juvenile court system through ArtWorks, a non-profit organization in Seattle. Since moving to Portland in 2009, Bourcier has been pursuing an MFA in Contemporary Art Practices from Portland State University, has exhibited in the Portland Building’s Installation Space in July of 2011 and was recipient of the 2011 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award from the International Sculpture Center.