2004 — Looking for the Light: Recent watercolors by James Kirk
January 7 – March 18
James Kirk, Professor of art, Emeritus, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR, has over fifty years of teaching experience. His career began in Kansas. After his retirement from formal teaching at Western Oregon State College and Oregon State University, he continues to work privately with students at his Monmouth studio.
Kirk’s preferred medium is watercolor, and is known for his figures as well as for still life. Teaching students to see is elemental to creation, but Kirk concerns himself with interpretation over mirror imitation. He prefers to evaluate art based on the elements and principles of design and notes that art is about ideas. It embodies emotion as well as intellect and arouses our pleasure often through arresting disturbance.
LOCATION: 2nd floor gallery
Curator: James Kirk