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 email@example.com
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.
2017 Show. Some works available.