An Exhibition of Works by Northwest Master Kenneth Callahan
Reception: January 10th, 2013 from 5:30 - 8:30
Closes: February 8th, 2013
"I think important art is the combined vision of the outer and the inner eye. The outer eye is the basic thing, the essential source. This, combined with the inner eye (the accumulated experiences of seeing, unique to each person) is what I try to paint” --Kenneth Callahan
For most of his life Kenneth Callahan has lived within sight of the Cascade Mountains near Seattle. Their craggy contours and somber tones have dominated his art.
As a student he traveled to Europe, later he worked on a boat plying between San Francisco and Hawaii, but in between he always returned to Seattle.
It was not, however, until he became a fire lookout during the war, stationed in a fog-shrouded post on a mountaintop, that he began to sense the symbolic aspects of the natural forces that surrounded him. Themes Callahan has since incorporated into all his work.