The art works in the hospitality center are part of a collection that began with Angela decorating her dorm room in college. She was lucky enough to marry an art lover just a few years later. Angela and her husband, Sanjeev, bought their first work together, a Robert Rector painting, to celebrate Angela starting her engineering company. Over the years, they expanded the collection to commemorate anniversaries, birthdays, and other notable events. The collection includes works by Oregonian, US and international artists, discovered as they traveled extensively for business and pleasure.
Angela selected these works from their personal collection to show the rich diversity of the contemporary art. Angela loves all kinds of art – paintings, photography, sculpture, video, LED, and mixed media. She favors artists that use strong color, manipulate surfaces and experiment with perspective. “I have a particular affinity for artists who need to apply a high degree of skill along with science and math,” says Angela.
These works illustrate how contemporary art, even large works, can be enjoyed as part of everyday life. “I do a lot of research on the artists before I buy. But when I buy, it is because I don’t want anyone else to have the work,” says Angela. To enjoy the art as she does, take a wine glass and stand in front of a work. Stand far enough back that you can take it all in. Notice how the light plays off the surface. Move closer and focus on sections of it. Come back multiple times and you’ll find it different each time. Just like wine, the experience is of a time and place.