Our hearts are breaking to announce Deborah's passing Friday, August 24, 2018 after a 6-year battle with cancer.
We have been asked what organization you can direct donations to, and Deborah requested supporting Blue Sky Gallery, PICA, Third Angle New Music, WhiteBird or your favorite local arts organization. Also we believe Deborah would have asked that you keep supporting your local artists by buying their work, attending their performances or nuturing their career. We appreciate your kind words, and if you would like to reach out to us, please contact us here. Thank you.
~The family of Deborah Horrell
"Since 2000, Horrell's work has evolved from elegantly refined vessels---presented either as single objects or in still-life groupings that suggest a lineage traced through the poetic paintings of Giorgio Morandi---into metaphoric containers of the corporeal body's fears.........the artist has used the delicate fragility of cast pâté de verre to poetically respond to the reality of the body in trauma."
Bruce Guenther, Chief Curator of Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon