First Thursday Opening Reception: October 6, 5:30–7:00 p.m.
For the month of October, Russo Lee Gallery presents Recent Paintings by Tom Fawkes. For this exhibition, the artist continues his pursuit of painting classical Italian Renaissance gardens and landscapes in Italy. His body of work includes acrylic on linen and wood panel. Based on the concept that the garden is a place of contemplation and comfort for the intellect, Fawkes explores the exterior architecture and the poetic kinship with nature.
An MFA graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art, Tom Fawkes taught at the University of Oregon and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the 1960s. From 1972 – 2004, Fawkes taught drawing and painting at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. He has been the recipient of several awards including an OAC fellowship, an NEA fellowship, and a Rockefeller Foundation grant. His works are in numerous collections including Safeco, Microsoft, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Portland Art Museum. Recently his work was included in In Passionate Pursuit: The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Collection and Legacy at the Portland Art Museum.