MAUDE KERNS ART CENTER

Bringing Art to Life

Location:
1910 East 15th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97403

Phone:
541.345.1571
Fax:
541.345.6248

E-mail:
staff@mkartcenter.org


Gallery Hours:
Monday to Friday:
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday (when exhibits are on display): 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

CURRENT EXHIBIT:
EVOKING NARRATIVES

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Maude Kerns Art Center Presents

Evoking Narratives:
Work by James M. Lilly,
Susan Rochester,
& Brian Sostrom

Exhibit Dates:
July 22 - August 26, 2016

Opening Reception:
Friday, July 22, 6 - 8pm

Title Sponsors:
Nancy Pobanz & David Wade

The Maude Kerns Art Center presents “Evoking Narratives,” featuring the work of James M. Lilly, Susan Rochester, and Brian Sostrom, and opening with a public reception on Friday, July 22, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. “Evoking Narratives” is on display through Friday, August 26. The Title Sponsors for “Evoking Narratives” are Nancy Pobanz and David Wade.

James M. Lilly, from Kennydale, Washington, displays acrylic on wood wall sculptures that evoke particular places or feelings that Lilly has known and experienced. He received a B.A. in Painting from Pomona College and an M.F.A. from Claremont Graduate University. He has an extensive exhibition record, having shown his work in venues throughout California, Washington, Oregon, and beyond. No stranger to the Maude Kerns Art Center, Lilly exhibited here in 1988. Lilly asks his viewers “to examine the individual elements of each piece with the desire that they will … draw their own conclusions as to the relationships, and thus the meaning, of each work.”

Susan Rochester, of Sutherlin, Oregon, exhibits archival pigment print photographs that combine an interest in scientific inquiry and exploration of the natural world with the formalism of still life tradition. Her dream-like images “challenge viewers to decide whether the subjects are alive or dead.” She has both a B.A. and an M.A. in Art History from the University of Oregon and currently serves as Associate Professor of Art at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg. Rochester has exhibited her photographs in various venues, including Umpqua Community College, the Arts Center in Corvallis, and the New York Center for Photographic Arts/Site 109 Gallery in New York, New York.

Brian Sostrom of Sagle, Idaho, creates atmospheric “visual poems” painted in acrylic on plexiglass and inspired by nature and the beauty of emptiness. He says of his work: “I love the physical presence of paintings and am obsessed with the sense of history the surface expresses.” He often incorporates glass beads with iridescent pigments in his work. The quality of the surfaces varies as the lighting and angle of view change. Brian graduated from Washington State University with a major in graphic design and a minor in painting. Solstrom has exhibited his work in galleries in Washington and Oregon, and in 2015 had a solo show in the Main Street Gallery in Ketchikan, Alaska.

UPCOMING EXHIBITS

Fast Forward: The Mayor's Teen Art Show

Award Ceremony & Reception:
Friday, September 9, 6 - 8pm

Exhibit Dates:
September 9 - September 30

Title Sponsor: Comcast

Día de los Muertos Exhibit

Opening Reception:
Friday, October 14, 6 - 9pm

Exhibit Dates:
October 14 - November 4

Title Sponsor: Available

PAST EXHIBITS

2016

COMMITMENT TO VISION: PHOTOGRAPHY AT OREGON gallery coming soon

OBJECT / FORM

PRINT PERSPECTIVES

MOMENTS IN TIME

2015

ART FOR ALL SEASONS

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

FAST FORWARD

word & image

OREGON MADE FOR INTERIORS

AFRICAN ROOTS

JELLO SHOW

IN SEARCH OF...

A COLOR RUNS THROUGH IT

2014

ART FOR ALL SEASONS

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

FAST FORWARD

NATURAL INTERPLAY

IN THE MOMENT

MIKE VAN: A RETROSPECTIVE

JELLO SHOW

NAKEDNESS OF THE SUBJECT

LIFE DECONSTRUCTED

2013

ART FOR ALL SEASONS

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

FAST FORWARD

land • scape

OREGON MADE FOR INTERIORS

PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS

JELLO SHOW

PERSONA

CURIOUS TEMPTATIONS

CONTACT US

Location:
1910 East 15th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97403

Phone: 541.345.1571
Fax: 541.345.6248

E-mail: staff@mkartcenter.org

Gallery Hours:
Monday to Friday:
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday (when exhibits are on display): 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM