IN SIGHT: WORK BY FOUR ARTISTS
July 31 – August 31, 2013
at Schrager & Clarke Gallery (760 Willamette St)
First Friday, August 2, 5:30-8pm, with Craig Spilman at 6:30pm
Saturday, August 10, 2– 4 pm, with Erik Sandgren and Humberto Gonzalez
Humberto Gonzalez was born in Mexico, immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of 10, and studied at Northern Illinois University in Dekallb, IL, earning a B.A. in Art and Spanish Literature, and then a M.A. in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Art. He moved to Oregon to teach Spanish and Art from 1971 until his retirement in 1999, at which time he returned to painting full time. His colorful, impressionistic landscapes are widely collected.
Erik Sandgren was born in Corvallis, but went east to study, first at Yale to earn a B.F.A. in 1975 and then, Cornell to receive a M.F.A. in 1977. He returned to the northwest in 1989 to teach art at Grays Harbor College. His father Nelson Sandgren, a student of David McCosh, has exerted a strong influence on the brush strokes and swirling color of Erik’s vivid landscapes and foggy seascapes. After his father’s death, he continued the summer tradition of Newport Paint Out excursions, during which professional and amateur painters gather in plein aire to paint and learn on the Oregon coast.
Craig Spilman retired in 2002 after a 30-year career teaching drawing, painting and printmaking at Lane Community College. He has exhibited extensively in Oregon and in several international shows. This exhibit includes striking graphite landscapes, with the elements reduced to simple forms and executed in intense, luminescent black.
Karen Perkins, a ceramic artist working in Eugene, earned a M.S. in Art Education from the UO in 1992. For 30 years, Perkins taught in public schools and at the Maude Kerns Art Center. Her graceful vessels, wheel-thrown and then hand-formed, are burnished and smoke-fired, and often accented with horse hair in the smoky finish.
Please join us and meet the artists at a Reception on Saturday, August 10, from 2– 4 pm.
We will also be open First Friday, August 2nd, and at 6:30 pm Craig Spilman will give a brief talk about his work.
Karin Clarke Gallery 760 Willamette St. Eugene, OR. 97401 541.684.7963 firstname.lastname@example.org