Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sit - Stay Paintings by Don Gray

July 2nd - August 3rd, 2013

Artists Reception will be First Wednesday, July 3rd, 5-7pm
Located at 335 State Street, Salem, Oregon  97301




Sit - Stay

Paintings by Don Gray


For the month of July, the Mary Lou Zeek Gallery will be featuring paintings by Union, Oregon artist, Don Gray.  

"Dogs have always been part of my life.  In earliest childhood there was Rusty- a beautiful russet colored spaniel.  In my teens we had taffy - loving and gorgeous golden cocker.  In heartbreakingly brief appearances, others have enriched my life over the years, often named after artists:  Andy (Wyeth), Rembrandt (van Rijn), Maya (Angelou), Pablo (Picasso).  

And now it's Windslow (Homer), my beloved friend and constant companion.  I had already done several paintings of him, and when Mary Lou told me of her idea for a show called "Sit/Stay", the thought of doing a focused series of works centered around my canine pal seemed irresistible.  

On the surface, of course, these paintings are about a dog.  But so much of art is about intangibles that go beyond subject matter alone.  Visual language picks up where words leave off.  In formal terms I've tried to find fresh and exciting abstract relationships of color, shape and design.  But I also hoped to discover an emotional tenor-equilvalents for things that can't be expressed any other way; the simple elegance of a shaft of sunlight filtering through a window: a sense of sound or of silence in a room; qualities of space and air; a feeling for the passage of time; the fleeting sensation that something just happened or is about to occur.  

In short-these paintings for me are a way to speak not only of love for a dog, but of love for the great mystery and profound beauty of life itself. " 

Don Gray
painter

Please call the gallery for more information: 503-581-3229 or 503-510-4161




"Doorway"
oil on cradled board
32.5" X 48.5/8"
$4500




"I Own the Place"
oil on cradled board
13.5" x 20"
$950




"Late Morning"
oil on cradled board
16 3/4 x 22 3/8
$1150




"Light Wedge"
oil on cradle board
35 x 27
$2950




"Listen"
oil on cradle board
10 x 9
$350




"Under the Table"
oil on cradle board
25 x 20
$1700




"The Tunnel Inspector"
oil on cradle board
23 x 23
1850



"The Visitor"
oil on cradle board
15.5 x 20
$1100



"Sunchaser"
oil on cradle board
20 x 20
$1600


"Quizzical"
oil on cradle board
9.5 x 20
$600








Monday, June 3, 2013

Figures and Vast Spaces - Mark Clarke and Jon Jay Cruson




June 4 - 29, 2013
                Opening Reception will be held at Mary Lou Zeek Gallery 

First Wednesday, June 5th, 5-7 pm

Located at 335 State Street., Salem, Oregon  97301





Figures and Vast Spaces


For the month of June, the Mary Lou Zeek Gallery will present new work by Mark Clarke and Jon Jay Cruson.  Figures by Clarke are from memory and imagination while Cruson's landscapes beg the question: representation or abstraction.  Both Clarke and Cruson are full time artists currently living in Eugene, Oregon.  Both received their M.F.A.'s from University of Oregon and are influenced by the Pacific Northwest.  

Please call the gallery for more information: 503-581-3229

Jon Jay Cruson
Road Side Landscape #24
40 x 30             
$2400



Jon Jay Cruson
Road Side Landscape #25
             40 x 30             
$2400



Jon Jay Cruson
Road Side Landscape #32
20 x 26             

$1200



Jon Jay Cruson
Road Side Landscape #33
               20 x 24             
$1200 




Jon Jay Cruson
Road Side Landscape #20
              26 x 20             
$1200




Jon Jay Cruson
Road Side Landscape #21
             40 x 30             
$2400




Jon Jay Cruson
Road Side Landscape #22
            12 x 36             
$ 800




Jon Jay Cruson
Road Side Landscape #27
              30 x 30             
$1800




Jon Jay Cruson
Road Side Landscape #16
             26 x 20             
$1200





Mark Clarke
Face #1
12" x 9" framed
$350


Mark Clarke
Face #2
10" x 10" framed
$350



Mark Clarke
Face #3
10" x 8" framed
$350


Mark Clarke
Figure in Doorway
17" x 17"
$475


Mark Clarke
Figure in Studio 24
10" x 8" framed
$350


Mark Clarke
Figure in Studio with Painting
10" x 10" framed
$350


Mark Clarke
Figure with Black Shapes
14" x 12" framed
$400


Mark Clarke
Flat Masks
8.5" x 8.5" framed
$350


Mark Clarke
Man with Black Cat
10" x 8" framed
$350


Mark Clarke
Man in Painting with Yellow Shape
14" x 12" framed
$400


Mark Clarke
Man in Blue Shirt
12" x 9" framed
$350


Mark Clarke
Man in Chair
10" x 8" framed
$350


Mark Clarke
Man in Red Coat
17" x 17" framed
$475


Mark Clarke
Man in Winter Coat
10" x 10" framed
$350



Mark Clarke
Man in Work Coat
14" x 12" framed
$400


Mark Clarke
Man with White Beard
15" x 13.5" framed
$375


Mark Clarke
Painter and Model
15" x 13" framed
$400


Mark Clarke
Pink Robe
10" x 8" framed
$350



Mark Clarke
Standing Model
16" x 14.5" framed
$375


Mark Clarke
Studio Faces
10" x 10" framed
$350



Mark Clarke
Woman Watching
15" x 13" framed
$400

















Monday, April 29, 2013

Door Show #6


May 1 - June 1st, 2013
                Opening Reception will be held at Mary Lou Zeek Gallery 

First Wednesday, May 1st, 5-7 pm

Located at 335 State Street., Salem, Oregon  97301




Open your doors to our Downtown


Opening Doors - The Mary Lou Zeek Gallery, in collaboration with 15 businesses and public venues, has created a contemporary art show throughout Salem's historic downtown.  16 Oregon artists have creatively-infused standard wooden doors with their own creative interpretations.  Their art has become tables, paintings and actual doors.  

Take in this spectacular art walk and open our door to downtown Salem!



Artists and the locations:

Mary Lou Zeek Gallery - Elizabeth McDonald and Kristin Kuhns
Located- 335 State Street
503-581-3229
zeekgallery.com






Sugar. Sugar. - Darcie Leighty
329 State Street
503-385-1225







Arbuckle Costic Architects - Robert Schlegel
363 State Street
503-581-4114





The Arbor - Renee Hartig
367 State Street
503-588-1330





MaValise - Anna Magruder
379 State Street
503-371-2234





Willamette University Hallie Ford Museum of Art - Nancy Lindburg
700 State Street
503-370-6855







WaterPlace - Chris Giffin
500 Liberty Street SE
503-480-8700






Salem Convention Center - Jon Jay Cruson
200 Commercial Street SE
503-589-1700







Where the Sidewalk Begins - Kim Murton
233 Commercial Street NE
503-364-2933







Art Department, Inc. - Alison O'Donoghue
254 commercial Street NE
503-364-7465







Olivia's - Sue-Del McCulloch
315 Chemeketa Street NE
503-581-6953









Glance - Diane Culhane 
330 Court Street NE
503-399-9090







Salon Mecca - John VanDreal
456 Court Street NE
503-364-0640






Wild Pear - Jane Aukshunas
372 State Street
503-378-7515






Cooke Stationery - Nick and Tory Brokenshire
370 State Street
503-581-1404




If you would like to purchase any of these artworks, please direct your price inquiries to:
Mary Lou Zeek Gallery
503-581-3229


This show is made possible by the generous support of these LOCAL businesses:

Bam Agency
Capitol Toyota
CB|Two Architects + Construction
Fox Blue Printing
Pioneer Trust Bank
Salem Convention Center

Mid-Valley Independent Physicians and Surgeons
Salem Electric