Sprawling Maryhill Museum project will be 66 feet
July 24, 2019
Maryhill Museum of Art’s collaborative printmaking project is gathering momentum in the Columbia River Gorge. The Exquisite Gorge Project is the first of its kind in the region and took its inspiration from Surrealist art practice known as exquisite corpse. In this case, the Columbia River will become the unifying element in a flowing 66-foot artwork telling 10 conceptual stories of the Columbia River and its people.
The unique project features 11 artists working with communities along a 220-mile stretch of the Columbia River from the Willamette to the Snake River confluence. Each artist was assigned a stretch of the river and is working with input from community members to carve imag...