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VILLAGE: Paintings by Margaret Coe 
May 22 – June 29, 2013


Margaret Coe, Village #1, oil, 20x20
Margaret Coe, Village #2, oil, 20x20
Margaret Coe, Village #3, oil, 20x20
Margaret Coe, Village #4, oil, 20x20
Margaret Coe, Village #5, oil, 20x20
Margaret Coe, Village #6, oil, 20x20
Margaret Coe, Village #7, oil, 20x20
Margaret Coe, Village #8, oil, 16x16
Margaret Coe, Village #9, oil, 20x20
Margaret Coe, Village #10, oil, 20x20
Margaret Coe, Village #11, oil, 20x20
Margaret Coe, Village #12, oil, 20x20
Margaret Coe, Village #13, oil, 20x20
Margaret Coe, Village #14, oil, 20x20
Margaret Coe, Village #15, oil, 20x20
Margaret Coe, Village #16, oil, 20x20
Margaret Coe, Village #17, oil, 20x20
Margaret Coe, Village #18, oil, 20x20
Margaret Coe, Village #19, oil, 16x20
Margaret Coe, Village #20, oil, 24x36
Margaret Coe, Village #21, oil, 24x48
Margaret Coe, Village #22, oil, 24x48
Margaret Coe, Village #23, oil, 24x36
Margaret Coe, Village #24, oil, 24x48
Margaret Coe, Village #25, oil, 32x48
Village Series, 2013 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.

Karin Clarke Gallery        760 Willamette St. Eugene, OR. 97401         541.684.7963         kclarkegallery@mindspring.com
Margaret Coe
    past exhibits

Press:
The Ethos of Venice,  30''x 40"
Santa Maria Formosa,  30''x 40''
An Unlived Life,  30''x 40''
Dream of Venice,  24''x 30''
A Refined Quandary and Bargain With Death,  30''x 40''
Christine In Rome,  24''x 36''
Rooftop View,  24''x 30''
Rooftop Impression,  24''x 30''
City of Light,  24''x 30''
View From the Terrace,  24''x 30'' SOLD
Venice #3,  16''x 20''
San Pietro,  16''x 20''
Venice #2,  16''x 20''
Venice Canal #2,  16''x 20''
Torcello #2,  16''x 20''
Two Churches,  16''x 20''
Venice #5,  16''x 20''
San Marco,  16''x 20''
Torcello #1,  16''x 20''
Venice #4,  16''x 20''
Venice Canal #1,  26''x 20'' SOLD
View of San Giorgio,  16"x 20"
The City of Light series, 2018
Margaret Coe, Chicago by Rail #1, oil
Margaret Coe, Chicago by Rail #2, oil SOLD
Margaret Coe, Chicago by Rail #3, oil
Margaret Coe, Chicago by Rail #4, oil   SOLD
Margaret Coe, Chicago by Rail #5, oil
Margaret Coe, Chicago by Rail #6, oil  SOLD
Margaret Coe, Chicago by Rail #7, oil
Margaret Coe, Chicago by Rail #8, oil
Margaret Coe, Chicago by Rail #9, oil
Margaret Coe, Chicago by Rail #10, oil
Margaret Coe, Chicago by Rail #11, oil
Margaret Coe, Chicago by Rail #12, oil
Margaret Coe, Chicago by Rail #13, oil
Margaret Coe, Chicago by Rail #14, oil
Margaret Coe, Chicago by Rail #15, oil
Margaret Coe, Chicago by Rail #16, oil
Margaret Coe, Chicago by Rail #17, oil
Margaret Coe, Marina #1, acrylic
Margaret Coe, Marina #2, oil
Margaret Coe, Marina #3, oil
Margaret Coe, Green Island, oil
Margaret Coe, Delta Pond, oil   SOLD
Margaret Coe, French Hill, oil
Margaret Coe, Calapooia #1, oil
Margaret Coe, Calapooia #3, oil
Margaret Coe, Tree Line, oil
Margaret Coe, Bath Abbey, Oil, 30x36 AVAILABLE
Margaret Coe, Coe,  Oxford In the Rain #1, 36x48 AVAILABLE
Margaret Coe, Warwick #1, oil, 30x40 AVAILABLE
Margaret Coe, Myth and Majesty, Oil, 30x42 AVAILABLE
Margaret Coe, Oxford in the Rain #2, oil, 30x40 SOLD
Margaret Coe, Oxford in the Rain #3, oil, 30x40 SOLD
Margaret Coe, Portal, Oil, 60 x60 AVAILABLE
Margaret Coe, Ruins at Sudeley #1, oil, 30x40 AVAILABLE
Margaret Coe, Ruins At Sudeley, oil, 20x24 AVAILABLE
Margaret Coe, Stonehenge, oil, 30x40 SOLD
Margaret Coe, Stourhead #1, oil, 30x40 SOLD
Margaret Coe, Stourhead #2, Oil, 20 x24 AVAILABLE
Margaret Coe, Stratford Memory of Don, oil, 30x40 AVAILABLE
Margaret Coe, Warwick #2, Oil, 30x 40 AVAILABLE
Cap Frehel, acrylic, 37 x 55  AVAILABLE
Columbia River #1, acrylic, 37 x 45 SOLD
Ghost Village, oil, 37 X 49 SOLD
Natural Wonders, acrylic, 32x 44 SOLD
Margaret painting at Warwick
Margaret Coe, Chosen, oil on canvas, 36 x 48 SOLD
Margaret Coe, Monuments, oil on canvas, 16 x 20
Margaret Coe, Rome Interior, oil on canvas, 36 x 48
Margaret Coe, Bell Tower, oil on canvas, 11 x 14
Margaret Coe, Cortona #2, oil on canvas, 16 x 20
Margaret Coe, Monastery Courtyard 1, oil on canvas, 11 x 14 SOLD
Margaret Coe, Monastery Courtyard 2, oil on canvas, 16 x 20
Margaret Coe, Monastery Courtyard 3, oil on canvas, 11 x 14 SOLD
Margaret Coe, Corciano Countryside, oil on canvas
Margaret Coe, Mythic Ruins, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 SOLD
Margaret Coe, Rain in Assisi, oil on canvas, 12 x 14 SOLD
Margaret Coe, View from a Terrace, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 SOLD
Margaret Coe, In Antiquity, oil on canvas SOLD
Margaret Coe, Entry, oil on canvas, 20 x 24
Margaret Coe, Grief, oil on canvas, 24 by 36 SOLD
Margaret Coe, Cortona #1, oil on canvas, 12 x 15 SOLD
Margaret Coe, Corciano Landscape, oil on canvas, 17x 21
Margaret Coe, Corciano, oil on canvas
Margaret Coe, Perugia Landscape, oil on canvas
Margaret Coe, Piazza Della Maddalena View, oil on canvas  SOLD
Lake Como,oil, 8x8", 2017 SOLD
Window View #1
Window View #2 SOLD
Window View #3
Carmel
Window View, Venice
Window View #4
Window View
Venice #4
Venice 5
Window View #1 SOLD
Lake Como #3
Lake Como 6
Lake Como 5
Rock Face
Chicago by Rail: New Work by Margaret Coe - June 4 – July 12, 2014

Schrager & Clarke Gallery is pleased to present new work by Eugene artist, Margaret Coe. Coe’s work, familiar to our gallery visitors, is distinguished by her vivid use of color. These new pieces are no exception.  

Inspired by a cross-country train trip, these 17 paintings depict American landscapes, towns, and cities. Bright cars drive past colorful storefronts; moonlight outlines nighttime drivers in stark white. Freight yards, power line towers, and industrial scenes appear along the rail line, in sharp contrast to soft rural landscapes and toy-like towns. As a group, the work captures the flickering, changing scene experienced through the train window.

Join us on First Friday, June 6, from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m., for an Opening Reception and an opportunity to meet the artist and discuss her work.



MARGARET COE - EXHIBIT STATEMENT
CHICAGO BY RAIL; Retracing the Oregon Trail..in reverse

These paintings are interpretations of the American West as experienced from the window of a train...fleeting scenes viewed in rapid succession. The animation of the windows accompanied by a rhythm section {provided by the engine} and the insistent vibration of the tracks intensifies ones awareness of time and terroir. The series is about landscape and motion. It also strikes me as a metaphor for that universally shared reality: continuous change.

I was traveling with my husband in June of 2013 to visit our son and his family in East Aurora, New York. I took many a “Hail Mary” photograph as we chugged along. Back home in my studio, these shots became the basis and starting point for series of paintings. The subjects vary from lumber mills along the Columbia River to farm towns and cities viewed from the grittier side of the tracks. After our arrival in Chicago we made a night train connection to Buffalo. Therefore the series ends in Illinois, the launching point of the Lewis and Clarke expedition.

Press Release, Italy 2016 Show: ​Karin Clarke Gallery is excited to announce a much-anticipated show of new works by Margaret Coe. Nineteen new oil paintings will be featured, the three largest were painted entirely in her studio. Two of those paintings are based on the interior of the Santa Maria Maddalena Church in Rome. The other is based on the rolling hills of the Cotswold landscape in England (which she started in 2015 as a demonstration for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). Later, in her studio, she reimagined it as a stormy landscape with zoomorphic clouds.

The remaining 16 paintings were all painted on location in Umbria, Italy and Rome in May and June of 2016. Most of these paintings were further developed and completed in her Eugene studio.

Coe states: This work is a continuation of ideas started in my last show in which images of English towns and sites were presented as musings on architectural forms in various light conditions. Here the notion of forms in a particular light or atmosphere is advanced. This is, however, a decided break from the cubist orientation of my Village series. Periodic stylistic change has been a given throughout my creative life. Some of the new work is taking a route toward symbolism that is different from but reminiscent of my 1980's (Ribbon) work. In the present case a narrative or a reverie emerges in my mind as I ruminate on a subject or place. This is, of course, an entirely different process than the conscious constructions and deliberate symbols of the work of the 1980's. The canvas has always been a spiritual as well as physical reality for me. In the life of my mind that which happens on canvas functions as my real experience.

​Margaret Coe: The City of Light, 2018
The Karin Clarke Gallery, located at 760 Willamette Street in downtown Eugene, will exhibit the latest collection of oil paintings by Margaret Coe from October 17 though December 1. “The City of Light” features 22 large and mid-sized paintings that were created during and Coe’s five week stay in Italy earlier this year.
“In 2017, I spent two weeks in Venice, and found that I stayed very close to areas that I was familiar with. When I returned this year, I was able to spend much more time exploring the city, which really had a significant impact on the work I was able to create” says Coe. “I really felt like I was able to make a much deeper connection to my surroundings, and to my work this time.”
Working in both the plein-air style and studio setting, this exhibition features some paintings that were created using a mixed method approach where Coe started select works on site, and finished them later in her studio. In these examples, Coe was able to create pieces that were highly interpretive to her surroundings, but also took inspiration from the canvas itself. 
Prior to her trip, Coe invested in fine-grade, linen canvas, which was a departure from her normal selection of standard cotton canvas. As a result to using a new material, her paintings took on a new lightness and transparency. She found that the softness of the linen inspired her to use a more tender approach to her pieces that were painted on site. 
“This collection of work really shows the connection that I had made with Italy during this last trip. I was able to experience the beauty of Venice through painting on a very responsive canvas,” says Coe. “During my time there, I found that I was in a place where myself, the canvas, and Venice were all in harmony.”
Paintings from England
Margaret Coe  available, at gallery
Margaret Coe available, at studio
Margaret Coe
Margaret Coe Available, at gallery
Margaret Coe
Margaret Coe, Oyster Bay
Margaret Coe, Moncontour #13, oil, 54x54
Margaret Coe, Fate of a Hill, oil, 28x38
Available larger works: