Schrager & Clarke Gallery is pleased to present an exhibit of Oregon landscape. Curated by Roger Saydack, David McCosh & the Oregon School of Landscape Painting juxtaposes work by David McCosh (1903 –1981), professor of art at the University of Oregon, with work by six other landscape painters: Craig Cheshire, Mark Clarke, Margaret Coe, Bets Cole, Jon Jay Cruson, and Nelson Sandgren (1917-2006). Saydack postulates this Oregon School as a:
“cohort. . . of like-minded painters who have found inspiration and source material in the Oregon landscape, . . .and [who] share some beliefs and values about painting as an art form which create a common ground that ties [their] work together in spite of [their] very different styles, approaches, and attitudes.”
Fourteen paintings by the late David McCosh are included in this exhibit. Known for his intense color and wild brush strokes, McCosh engages the detailed features of the landscape in a way which renders them abstract. The pieces shown here are primarily watercolor on paper from the 40s, 50s, and 60s.
A series of Saturday afternoon gallery talks will be held in conjunction with this show, during which the various artists will discuss their work and answer your questions. The following talks are scheduled:
Saturday, May 3rd, 2 pm: Mark Clarke Painting Demonstration: Color Chips,
and Jon Jay Cruson Gallery Talk: The Relationship Between Lithography and Painting.
Saturday, May 17th, 2 pm: Erik Sandgren Gallery Talk: Shared Premises: the Painterly Approach.
Saturday, May 31st, 2 pm: Margaret Coe Gallery Talk: Color Constructs: Lessons from McCosh and Bets Cole Gallery Talk: Learning the Landscape with Nelson.
Work sold by David McCosh will benefit the David John McCosh Memorial Endowment Fund for the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon.