Karin Clarke Gallery 760 Willamette St. Eugene, OR. 97401 541.684.7963 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lithographs from the 1930s
Learning to Paint is Learning to See
Curated by Roger Saydack
March 1 - April 1, 2017
Reception and Book Signing: Saturday, March 4th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Talk by Roger Saydack at 2:30 pm.
Karin Clarke Gallery is proud to present an exhibit entitled Learning to Paint is Learning to See, which is composed of over 30 drawings and paintings by the late Eugene painter and University of Oregon art faculty member David McCosh. Curated by Roger Saydack, this exhibit will be on view from March 1 - April 1.
Saydack, a connoisseur and collector of Pacific Northwest modernist art, has organized numerous exhibits of work by David McCosh and his wife Anne Kutka McCosh at Karin Clarke Gallery, and is an expert on McCosh’s work.
McCosh was known to tell his students: “Learning to paint is learning to see.” In engaging in the process of painting, one should strive to see and capture that which is unique about the subject. McCosh always tried to reveal inner character in his paintings, rather than to attempt a realistic representation. Thus, his work offers refreshingly genuine, soft, and organic imagery.
Most of the pieces in this exhibit are landscape-based, and demonstrate McCosh’s genius at capturing the essence of the scene. Some were painted in Spain and Southern France while McCosh was on sabbatical leave from teaching during the 1950s. This is the perfect show to lift our spirits and to usher in spring!
The gallery will have copies of Saydack’s new publication, produced by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, “David McCosh: Learning to Paint is Learning to See.” A book-signing and reception will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2 – 4 p.m., with a gallery talk by Roger Saydack at 2:30 p.m.