The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents Tyler Brumfield’s exhibition, “Consumed,” through Oct. 30 in the Upstairs Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center, located at 777 NW Beach Dr.

Brumfield, a Forest Grove-based artist and instructor, is displaying sculptures made with carved wood, collected plastic, reclaimed plywood and reused Formica.

Through quality craftsmanship, visual organization and a dynamic handling of color, shape and texture, the works offer a powerful visual experience, Brumfield said. “I hope to create an experience that ignites curiosity, spurs a desire for more information, and causes the viewers to examine their complicity in the problem of plastic waste.”

Brumfield was born and raised in western Oregon. He completed a bachelor’s degree in studio art at Western Oregon University in 2015 and earned his M.F.A.  from the University of Montana in 2018. His studio work explores visual and conceptual intersections between art history and everyday life. He studies the art of the past and the objects/images people come in contact with every day to make new images and objects that reference both. His work is exhibited regularly throughout the United States, and in 2019, he became an assistant professor of art and design at Pacific University.

The Newport Visual Arts Center adheres to all health and safety protocol provided by the governor’s office as well as the city of Newport. All visitors to the VAC are required to wear proper masks.

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