VILLAGE: Paintings by Margaret Coe
IKEBANA POTTERY: Ceramics by Sookjae McCarty
May 22 – June 29, 2013
At Schrager and Clarke Gallery (760 Willamette St)
Schrager & Clarke Gallery is pleased to present the most recent installment in Margaret Coe’s exploration of shape and color. In the spring of 2005, during her second residency at the chateau in Rochefort-en-Terre, she became enamored with the geometric, yet organic forms of the Breton village rooftops. The 25 paintings in the current exhibit are based on her memories:
“No two houses were identical and no chimney was straight. It was impossible to extract the individual parts from the whole. The shapes and rhythmic directions of the parts seemed to invite color definition and compositional exploration. I came to think of the village as an aggregate of color shapes moving in multiple directions.”
Margaret Coe, a long-time Eugene artist, received an MFA degree from the University of Oregon in 1978. She taught at the U of O, Lane Community College, and the Maude Kerns Art Center. Her work is in numerous collections and has been widely exhibited; she currently is represented by the Portland Museum Art Rental Gallery, and Schrager & Clarke Gallery and Karin Clarke Gallery in Eugene.
In conjunction with the Margaret Coe exhibit “Village,” Schrager & Clarke Gallery is pleased to present the ceramic work of Sookjae McCarty. McCarty was born in Kyonggi Province, a reknowned pottery region of Korea. She grew up surrounded by the traditional forms and shape created there.
McCarty spent extended stays in Japan and Hongkong, where she studied ikebana flower arrangement and tai chi. Relocating to Eugene with her husband and children in 1995, McCarty studied ceramics at Lane Community College, joined Club Mud, a cooperative pottery located at the Maude Kerns Art Center, and began making vases designed for ikebana arrangements.
Her signature design is a ceramic ring with an opening for the arrangement. Her work is elegant, subtle, and endlessly fun for playing with flowers! McCarty’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museum shops.
Please join us and meet the artist at a Reception on Saturday, May 25, from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m.
Karin Clarke Gallery 760 Willamette St. Eugene, OR. 97401 541.684.7963 firstname.lastname@example.org