Olga Volchkova: Icons of Nature

October 26 - November 26, 2022

Icons of Nature

New work by Olga Volchkova

October 26 - November 26

First Friday Artwalk, November 4, 5:30-7:30 pm

Karin Clarke Gallery is pleased to present new and original work by admired Eugene artist Olga Volchkova. Icons of Nature  is a continued exploration of Volchkova's love of plants, celebrating their magical and benefitial qualities. One of the themes she presents in a large piece is "Plants and Science,"  which is dedicated to plants that inspired scientific discoveries. Like all of Volchkova's work, it raising our understanding of how nature works, and how plants have helped humans to survive.

 

Another example from the exhibit is Saint Basil , which features the largest families of local anesthetics, which came from the discovery of eugenol in herbs and spices, including cloves and basil. Science and nature are celebrated in the most beautiful way, using Volchkova's equisite technique. 

 

Volchkova is well known for year-long exhibit (2016) at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene, and her Karin Clarke Gallery show in the spring of 2019. Earlier this year she had an exhibition at the Schneider Museum of Art in Ashland. OPB's Oregon Art Beat, did a major feature on her, which was nominated for an Emmy. Recent publications include being featured in a new volume from Taschen entitled Plant Magick.

Meet this extrordinary talent on  First Friday Artwalk, November 4, 5:30-7:30 pm. This is a show not to be missed!