Carla Cope and Erik Larson Exhibit, May 2019

Carla Cope, “The Shadowline’s Daughter”

Carla Cope’s new exhibition of paintings, The Shadowline’s Daughter, is inspired by events, moments and memories of life lived in Homer Alaska. Carla was born in Homer, grew up fishing with her dad on the F/V Shadowline and studied art from a young age. She earned her BFA at Oregon College of Arts and Craft in Portland Oregon in 2003. She lived and painted in Oregon, Wisconsin, and California before returning to Homer to raise a family with her husband Dan.

Statement: “My work is about fragments of experience made precious through the act of making, gathered together to tell a story. I draw from the scenes, colors and patterns I encounter and I’m interested in connecting to our collective experience of this place.”

Erik Larson, “Relationship”

“Warmth fills each morning after a hot brew is transformed by the vessel which contains the promise of the day’s beginning. What do you call a friend? What draws you to them and how do you stay friends over time? Does hardship pull you together or is it history? Do tenuous circumstances inundate the existence of truth and solidify sustainability? I strive to create a vessel that you reach for each day, the one that you place in the front of the cupboard, ready for action.”