Exhibition | Larry Thomas: Recent Paintings on Paper; Doug Browe: Figures, Architecture and Landscapes | at | Fort Bragg, Ca | Art Week

Larry Thomas: Recent Paintings on Paper; Doug Browe: Figures, Architecture and Landscapes

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Thursday, 6 April 2017 to Sunday, 30 April 2017
Friday, 7 April 2017 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

Partners Gallery is proud to be showing two outstanding local artists, painter and printmaker Larry Thomas and clay sculptor Doug Browe.


Browe’s work over the last 12 years has been inventing or adapting processes to blur the distinction between the figure, landscape and architecture. He begins with familiar and classic vase forms to which he makes constructive additions that invite reinterpretation.

Thomas is showing a group of acrylic paintings on paper all entitled “Horizon” from moments of engagement with landscapes looking out at the sea. Developed in the studio these works reflect moods of shifting weather and seasons, dunes, grasses, light phenomena, driftwood and beach debris.


Partners Gallery is located at 335 N. Franklin Street in Fort Bragg and is open Wednesday through Monday 10 am to 5 pm and Sundays 10 am to 4 pm. 707 962-0233  http://www.partnersgallery.com>

Artist ( Description ): 

Larry Thomas: Painting, Printmaking and Calligraphy

Larry Thomas's work is represented in the collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C. as well as numerous other public and private collections.  He is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Individual Fellowships and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art SECA Award; has shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions regionally and nationally, and has work in the permanent collections of artist's books at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Houghton Library at Harvard University, and Stanford University's Cantor Center among others.  His many awards and accomplishments include; visiting scholar in residence at the American Academy in Rome, resident artist at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the Ragdale Foundation, and the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology.  He retired in 2005 from teaching and administrative positions at the San Francisco Art Institute where he served in several capacities from 1981 until 2005, including Associate Professor of Printmaking, Chair of the Department of Printmaking, Dean of Academic Affairs, and Interim President.

Doug Browe: Ceramics, Sculpture

Well known for his pottery work at the Hoyman Browe Studio in Ukiah, Doug Browe has been affiliated with the Mendocino College (MC) art faculty since he taught ceramics part-time in the 1990's. He most recently worked as the ceramics studio manager for three years, until he was hired as a full-time assistant professor of art (ceramics and sculpture) in 2007.

Originally from Illinois, Browe studied art at Grand Valley State College in Michigan, then completed his bachelor's degree in art, with a focus in ceramic art history, at New College in Sonoma, CA.  Browe worked as a professional studio potter for 30 years: first at Earthenware Potters in Western Michigan, then for 27 years at the Hoyman Browe Studio.

In 2001, Browe was asked to set up a ceramics studio for tribal "Karen people" in a Burmese refugee camp, where he taught them to make ceramic water filters. Besides his classes at MC, Browe frequently teaches workshops for both practicing artists and college students, most recently in Portland, Oregon, and Lake Tahoe, California, as well as the Mendocino Art Center



Venue ( Address ): 

For 17 years Partners Gallery in Fort Bragg has been a destination for contemporary art on the Northern California coast.  The gallery is owned and managed by its 12 artists. Shows mounted monthly include one-person shows, invitationals, community and juried shows.

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