"FAMILY: Collaborative Monotypes" will be the November/December exhibition at the Clatsop Community College Art Center Gallery.
The show will feature monotypes by two of Oregon's most accomplished painter/printmakers, William Park and Stephen Hayes. Both artists have been widely exhibited, with work in the collections of museums, and have public art commissions to their credit. They are respected as teachers of both painting and printmaking. Stephen Hayes is a professor at Oregon State University. William Park maintains his own professional printmaking studio and school in Portland and is in demand for his artists workshops at other schools and art centers.
The Exhibition presents collaborative fine art prints which are unique and one of a kind. What makes them even more unusual is that both artists have worked together to create the images using the same source theme.
Some are sequential, side by side motifs while others evidence more complex collaboration. The work is intimate, black and white, and each piece drawn and printed by hand. It is the artists' intent to capture a lost innocence. Source material which inspired this body of work are images from the 1955 photo exhibition "The Family Of Man" first shown at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. As these two seasoned printmakers work together with total command of the media on each image, they remind us that it is "family" that we are all part of and that "we are none of us truly alone in our endeavors."
The opening reception will be on Thursday, November 3rd, 6 pm at the CCC Art Center Gallery. The artists will hold a public conversation, with question and answer period, about their experience of collaborating on this exhibit at the opening reception for the exhibition. The exhibition will continue through December 9th.
The CCC Art Center Gallery, 1799 Lexington Avenue in Astoria, is ADA accessible. Art Center Gallery hours are: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and weekends and holidays by appointment only.
Clatsop Community College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. ADA accessible: for other accommodations call 503-338-2474; TDD 503-338-2468 at least 24 hours in advance of the event.
Please direct inquiries to: Royal Nebeker, 503-739-6118 / Kristen Shauck, 503-338-2472