Adam Grosowsky: New Work
November 12 – January 3, 2015
Opening Reception and Book Signing: Saturday, November 15, 4–6 pm
Adam Grosowsky was born in Chicago in 1959. He received his B.A. in Fine Arts from Evergreen State College in 1981, and his M.A. (1984) and M.F.A.(1986) in Printmaking from the University of Iowa.
This very popular artist exhibited at the Augen Gallery in Portland, Oregon for thirteen years. In addition, he has exhibited at the Kurt Lidtke Gallery (Seattle, Washington), the Hackett Freedman Gallery (San Francisco, California), Aspen Fine Art Gallery (Aspen, Colorado), Rare Gallery (Jackson, Wyoming), and Karin Clarke Gallery (Eugene).
Although much of his training was in printmaking, his primary medium today is oil painting. His large canvases, often portraits of women, are studies in light and dark. They are distinguished by dramatic contrasts – light or bright color against large areas of rich, dark background.
His new group of pieces continues his focus on portraits of women, sometimes with birds, but also includes landscapes with structures, which seem to be a new direction. Although many pieces are on Grosowsky’s grand scale, there are a number of smaller works in this collection.
Examples of his work can be seen in Eugene at Midtown Restaurant, Arlie and Company Office, Pacific Women’s Center, and the University if Oregon Knight Library.
Also, Nordstrom department store has commissioned over 80 paintings for their flagship stores across the country.
Grosowsky studied with the famous printmaker Mauricio Lasansky at the University of Iowa. He teaches painting, figure drawing, and printmaking at Lane Community College in Eugene.
Karin Clarke Gallery 760 Willamette St. Eugene, OR. 97401 541.684.7963 firstname.lastname@example.org
Schrager & Clarke Gallery is pleased to present our annual exhibit of new work by one of Eugene's premier painters, Adam Grosowsky. Although much of his training was in printmaking, his primary medium today is oil painting. He is known for his large scale portraits, figures within an interior, figures with birds or other animals. This theme is continued and developed in the current show, in which Grosowsky also returns to the high gloss surface which characterized his earlier work.
To accompany this exhibit, Grosowsky has prepared a 110 page, self-published book entitled Picture Box: A primer of Western representational image making principles (and other lies). It is a retrospective look at highlights of his artwork over the past 10 years, including student work, some concepts he uses in his teaching, as well as press photographs, and it will be for sale throughout the exhibit
Grosowsky will be available to discuss this exhibit at an Opening Reception on the afternoon of Saturday, November 15, from 4 to 6pm., and during the First Friday Art Walk, December 5, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.