Thursday, September 22, 2011

Robert McCauley, "Refusing to Only Paint"

"Stop Making Sense," 41"x29," 2011

Robert McCauley, “Refusing to Only Paint”

October 1 - 30, 2011

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 1st (5-8pm)

This exhibition is a homecoming for Robert McCauley, who recently returned to his beloved Skagit Valley. Constantly colliding different worlds, such as land and sea, man and beast, wildlife and machine, McCauley draws on larger themes of humankind's impact on nature.

McCauley has had a long and successful career with shows at galleries and museums in cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, and Seattle. He received his bachelor of arts from Western Washington University where he was heavily influenced by R. Allen Jensen, a Smith & Vallee Gallery artist well-known for his mixed media assemblages. After that he went on to receive a master of fine arts from Washington State University where he studied with another influential Northwest artist, Gaylen Hansen. Before his return to Skagit, McCauley was a professor and chairman of the art department at Rockford College in Illinois. McCauley currently resides in Mount Vernon.

Images courtesy of Linda Hodges Gallery

"If You Go Down to the Woods Today," 53"x37," 2011

"Atomic Man Slips in Undetected," 41"x28," 2011

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