ADAM GROSOWSKY: The Ride
New Oil Paintings
November 30 - December 24, 2016
Artist Reception: Friday, Dec 2, 5:30-7:30 pm
Karin Clarke Gallery 760 Willamette St. Eugene, OR. 97401 541.684.7963 email@example.com
Work from previous shows - please contact about availability
Karin Clarke Gallery is proud to present a solo show of new work by Eugene oil painter Adam Grosowsky during the month of December. Grosowsky, known for his grand-scale, dramatic portraits of women, has spent this year producing a compelling new series for this exhibit. The paintings, each depicting a boy and a large animal, have titles such as “Boy with Lion” and “Boy on Manchurian Crane”.
This fantastical series was inspired by Los caprichos, a set of 80 etchings by one of Grosowsky’s art heroes, Goya. These are bizarre and sometimes disturbing images, in some of which Goya depicts dream-like self-portraits with animals.
Grosowsky’s imaginings are more innocent and playful, and are painted in his characteristic lush, bold brushstrokes. I am reminded that Grosowsky was an accomplished falconer as a child; in his portfolio is a picture of himself as a young boy handling an enormous falcon.
In addition, the exhibit will include paintings of figures, portraits, as well as landscapes. Bold composition and dramatic contrasts continue to distinguish Grosowsky’s work. His fans will find much to admire!