Paul Dahlquist’s exhibition at Ghost Gallery includes paintings and drawings from the 50’s and 60’s when he spent time with Northwest Artists including Mark Tobey and Guy Anderson. He lived with Wesley Wehr and worked for Zoe Dusanne during that time. Unfortunately photography was not his medium until the 70’s.
Dahlquist is calling his show “Presences”; a word used by Wendell Berry in his novel “Jayber Crow”. Presences are any specific times, places or subjects that are intensely experienced. Some fine presences are not recorded for posterity, while others only become apparently so upon reflection.
This show will feature portraits of friends, light studies, urban subjects and nudes. These photos emphasize how his work is an inadvertent recording of the people who have shaped the Northwest Art scene for the last 30 years. The painting and drawings from earlier in his career will highlight the fact that although via different mediums, Dahlquist has always been invested in the figure.
(Note: some adult content)
Curated by Cait Willis and Laurie Kearney
image: Paul Dahlquist with Michael McKinney by Eric Palmer, Sept. 27, 2002
Also opening this evening is the MINIATURE ART EXTRAVAGANZA, HOLIDAY 2011!
Over 25 local and national artists in our Petite Works room and Boutique.