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ADAM GROSOWSKY
New Paintings
December 5 - January 12
Reception: Friday, December 7, 5:30- 7:30 pm

Karin Clarke Gallery welcomes popular Eugene artist and Lane Community College (LCC) faculty Adam Grosowsky to showcase his latest oil paintings in a large solo-show of his work.

Grosowsky is best known for his grand-scale paintings, with bold compositions and dark backgrounds, and this show will be no exception. This new group of paintings is a diverse collection of themes, including his signature large-scale heads and portraits of women. In addition, there are several new directions: a dramatic bullfighting series, circus-themed works, and colorful landscapes done from his imagination.

Grosowsky was born in Chicago in 1959. He received a B.A. in Fine Arts from Evergreen State College, followed by a M.A. and M.F.A. in Printmaking from the University of Iowa in 1984 and 1986, respectively. His work has been exhibited continuously around the United States, and he’s been having solo shows annually at Karin Clarke Gallery since 2005. 

Grosowsky is an interesting artist and local personality. Prior to getting his teaching position at LCC in the mid-90s, he worked as a waiter at the popular Eugene restaurant Café Zenon. A show in a prominent Seattle gallery in 1995 brought him to the attention of Nordstrom, which has resulted in over 80 large commissions for their flagships departments stores. Not only is he accomplished in the art world, but he is an avid rock climber and is considered the inventor of the sport slackwire walking. https://www.slackline-tools.com/know-how/history/

Meet this local legend at his artist reception on Friday December 7th, as part of the first Friday ArtWalk. Note that the gallery is closed Dec 23 - Jan 1, except by appointment.









Karin Clarke Gallery        760 Willamette St. Eugene, OR. 97401         541.684.7963         kclarkegallery@mindspring.com
Girl with Drinks,oil on canvas,  36x60", unframed
(at studio)
Snow Leopard with Nude, oil on canvas, 48x60, framed to 54 x 66"
Self Portrait with Skipperkes and Cat, 48x36 unframed (at gallery)
Jessica II, oil on canvas, 36x60 (at studio)
Miranda I, 36x48 unframed, oil on canvas (at studio)
Boy on Rooster II, oil on canvas, 36x60, framed to  41x66" (Adam's studio)
Girl with Bangs (Miranda), 24x48", framed size is 29x53" (at studio)
Italian Landscape 36x48" (at studio?)
Miranda II, oil on canvas, 36x36" framed (at studio)
Girl with Cockatiel and Conure, 40x60 (at Adam's studio)
BIOGRAPHY: Adam Grosowsky’s work has been extensively collected in the Northwest and across the US. He was featured in Lux Magazine, and locally his paintings can be seen at Pacific Women’s Center, and the University of Oregon Knight Library. Nordstrom Department Store has commissioned over 80 of his paintings for their flagship locations nationwide. 

Adam was born in Chicago in 1959. He received his Bachelors of Fine Arts from Evergreen State College in 1981 and his Masters of Arts and Masters of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the University of Iowa in 1984 and 1986 respectively. During this time, he studied under the famous printmaker Mauricio Lasansky. 

Although much of his training was in printmaking, his primary medium today is oil painting. His large canvasses, 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. 

Adam has been a full-time faculty member of Lane Community College in Eugene, teaching painting, figure drawing and printmaking since 1996. 

RECENT PRESS:

Eugene Weekly 2017 "Drive It Like You Stole It"

KLCC Interview with Adam, Dec 2017
Keina, 48x60
Circus Girl and Tigers, 48x48
Nude, 18x18  (at gallery)
Jessica with Falcon, 48x60
Child with Kestrel 48x48
Standing Nude, 24x48 plus frame
Boy and Tiger #2, 24x48 plus frame
Balcony, 36x48
Storm #1, 36x48 plus frame
Acrobat with Lion 36x48 plus frame
Maddie #2, 36x48
12.	Woman with Kestrel 48x36” canvas
Shepard with Geese, 36x48 plus frame (at studio)
River at Night, 48x36 plus frame (being accepted into the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art)
Kimono #6 52x48" in frame, at stduio
Keina #3, 36x48" (at studio)
Gorge at Dusk 24x48" (at studio)
Bridges #2, 36x48"
Italian Landscape 1, 48x48"
Double Heron, 24x48"
Circus Boy with Tigers, 36x48" (at studio)
Child with Falcon #2
Soldier with Falcon 36x48"
Walking Away, 48" x 36", oil on canvas
Circus #4, 36" x 48", Oil on canvas SOLD
Tauromaquia #3, 24" x 24", oil on canvas
Tauromaquia #1, 24" x 48", oil on canvas
Lost Cat, 36"x 48" oil on canvas
The Ring Master #1, 48"x 60", oil on canvas
Head #2, 48"x 60", oil on canvas
At the Fair, 36"x 48", oil on canvas
Dressing, 36"x54", unframed, Oil on Canvas
Balcony, 42"x54" with framed, Oil on Canvas
Childhood's End, 42"x60" unframed, Oil on Canvas
Reading #9, 30"x55" framed, OIl on Canvas
Girl with Schipperke, 36"x48" unframed, OIl on Canvas
Circus #3 , 43"x43" framed, Oil on Canvas
Circus #2, 36"x36" unframed, Oil on Canvas
Family, 41"x52" framed, Oil on Canvas
Maddie, 42"x54" framed, Oil on Canvas
Circus #5 24"x48" unframed, Oil on Canvas
Children with Boat, 36"x48" unframed, Oil on Canvas
Coburg, 31"x54" framed, Oil on Canvas
My Hometown, 36"x42" unframed, Oil on Canvas
Circus #6, 24"x48" unframed, Oil on Canvas
Caravan, 54"x54" framed, Oil on Canvas
Zenon #2, 24"x48" unframed Oil on Canvas, SOLD
Tanromaquia #2, 31"x31" framed, Oil on Canvas, SOLD
New Paintings, 2018
2017 Show. Some works available.