Drawings, sketchbooks, paintings, prints, photography, animation, and ceramic works, dating from 1963-2020
July 1 - August 1
Meet with Artist Fridays: 4 - 6 pm, July 3, 10, 24, and 31.
Watch the Artist Talk:
Kenneth O’Connell, reinvents himself in many art forms
For the last 20 years people associated Ken with Sketchbooks and
Workshops along the Oregon Coast and in Italy. But he was also a
painter, photographer, printmaker, animator, potter, and pastel and
charcoal artist. He worked and taught all these art forms and was Head
of the University of Oregon’s Fine and Applied Art Department for 12
Ken’s sketchbooks are amazing and he’s filled over 94, but the focus of
the current exhibition at the Karin Clarke Gallery features his other
abilities to explore and give ideas form in many media. There are
watercolors done in Long Beach while in the US Navy; Brush ink drawings
done while teaching at The Evergreen State College in Olympia,
Washington; brown sepia figure drawings; black and white photos of a
pottery in Japan, farmland near Salem, and an old ranch in Eastern
Oregon; woodcut, silkscreen prints and a tiny beautiful brown ink
drawing of the Ponte Vecchio Bridge in Florence, Italy; plus many other
interesting works to discover.
Most people only know a part of Ken’s work as an artist and viewing this
exhibition will show you a creative mind in many phases of development.