LOUIS BUNCE (1907-1983)
February 1 -25, 2017
First Friday ArtWalk: February 3rd, 5:30-7:30pm
A new exhibit, featuring the work of one of the Northwest’s most well-known artists Louis Bunce (1907-1983) will be on view at the Karin Clarke Gallery, located at 760 Willamette Street in downtown Eugene. “Louis Bunce (1907 - 1983): Selected Works” will be on view from February 1 to 25, 2017. This exhibit is in conjunction with the retrospective exhibition “Dialogue with Modernism,” on view at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art (HFMA), located on the Willamette University campus in Salem, OR.
Louis Bunce was well known for his work in painting and printmaking, and as being the leading contributor to Modernist Art in Oregon during the 20th century. Throughout his career, Bunce explored a wide variety of techniques, including Cubism, Abstract Expressionism, Surrealism, and Minimalism. He taught at the Museum Art School (now called Pacific Northwest College of Art) from 1946-1972. In 1979, the Portland Art Museum honored him with a major retrospective exhibition. His work is in numerous collections including the National Gallery in Washington D.C., the Whitney Museum and the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
On Friday, February 3, at 6 p.m. during the First Friday Art Walk, Roger Hull, Professor Emeritus of Art History at Willamette University and curator of the HFMA Bunce exhibition will be giving a talk on Bunce and his work. Hull’s latest publication “Louis Bunce: Dialogue with Modernism” will be available for purchase.
This exhibit is made possible in collaboration with Russo Lee Gallery of Portland, OR.
Karin Clarke Gallery 760 Willamette St. Eugene, OR. 97401 541.684.7963 email@example.com