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Beverly Soasey
Beautiful Balance - SOLD
Bee Keeper
Man with a Vision
Nature Walk - SOLD
The Collector - SOLD
Read Between the Lines
Rythem
The Path - SOLD
Eat or Be Eaten
High Tide -SOLD
Last Flight
Life Cycle
Passage
Karin Clarke Gallery        760 Willamette St. Eugene, OR. 97401         541.684.7963         kclarkegallery@mindspring.com
Artist Statement
As an artist, my ideas emerge from my own reality; expressing my beliefs and ideals and exposing my truths.

My art falls in the category of mixed media/assemblage, which for me means, anything goes. There are no boundaries, no formal rules on the execution of materials. In a blending of objects and media, my assemblages invite deeper reflective exploration. My work is a study of textures, patterns and color, this combination of elements intrigue and surprise the viewer. This process begins with the search and ends in a story. My passion is going to that unknown place and surprising myself with the result. There’s always that moment when I know a piece is finished, but until that moment, I have no clue when it will happen. My studio is overgrown with stuff: hundreds of objects, photos, books, bird wings, scraps of metal and ideas saved in various forms. There are boxes full of secrets and boxes waiting to be filled. Assemblage requires having inspiration and ideas around all of the time, always invading my thoughts. These thoughts and ideas come together in a single statement. Like my obsession for collecting, traveling and exploring, my art becomes a part of that process.
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New Work, Where Art Meets Science
January 4 – 28, 2017

Read the Register-Guard Article on Beverly's show

Listen to KLCC interview with Beverly

Read The Eugene Review article on this show


A new exhibit, featuring the newest work of artist Beverly Soasey will be on view at the Karin Clarke Gallery, located at 760 Willamette Street in downtown Eugene. “Beverly Soasey: Where Art Meets Science” will be on view from January 4 to 28, 2017, with an Artist Reception on Saturday, January 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. 

“My art falls in the category of mixed media/assemblage, which for me means, anything goes. There are no boundaries, no formal rules on the execution of materials,” explains Soasey. “In a blending of objects and media, my assemblages invite deeper reflective exploration. My work is a study of textures, patterns and color, this combination of elements intrigue and surprise the viewer.” 

In the early 1970s, Soasey studied art at the University of Oregon, and later worked as a Graphic Designer and Illustrator for Funk/Levis & Associates. She began creating her artistic approach of utilizing mixed-media and assemblage work during this time. Soasey also served as the Director of the Jacobs Gallery for 10 years, until its closure in January.

Soasey’s approach of mixing and combining objects and media has been heavily influenced by her love of collecting and traveling. Many objects that Soasey used for this latest collection of work were collected from the University of Oregon Biology Department Head, such as glass test tubes. Soasey states that “assemblage requires having inspiration and ideas around all of the time, always invading my thoughts. These thoughts and ideas come together in a single statement. Like my obsession for collecting, traveling and exploring, my art becomes a part of that process.”