Arcade Gallery

Five Critical Decades of Art: The Stephens Collection

Arcade Gallery, September 9, 2023 to January 6, 2024

Opening Reception: Friday, September 8, 4-7 pm

Decorative Image

This exhibition will present the “bulk” of art collected by Spokane residents Les and Carolyn Stephens. For more than fifty years, the Stephens have acquired artworks that present a broad survey of regional and national trends and styles. Selections will explore the many directions or “movements” in art such as 60’s pop art, sculpture that uses “assemblage” or “found objects,” environmental art, east coast/west coast, video art, abstraction, photorealism, Chicago imagery and its influence, folk/outsider art, social commentary, and figurative art. Traditional and nontraditional examples of painting, wood carving/sculpture, ceramics/clay art, printmaking, drawing, and photography will be on display.

Image Credit:
Jim Richard (American, b. 1943)
Facing the Garage, 1982
Serigraph on paper, 23 x 24”

Rubén Trejo (American, 1937–2009)
Milagro sculpture, n.d.
Welded steel and railroad spikes

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