LINDA HODGES GALLERY
316 FIRST AVENUE SOUTH SEATTLE, WA 98104 (206) 624-3034
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JUNE 1 - JULY 1, 2017
Reception for the Artist: First Thursday, June 1, 6-8 pm
Gallery Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10:30 -5:00 PM
Linda Hodges (206) 624-3034
Linda Hodges Gallery has exhibited the exceptional work of Gaylen Hansen since 1988. From the exploits of his alter ego, "The Kernal," to his depictions of animals and the objects used in the act of painting (paint tubes, brushes, etc.), Hansen has consistently put forth work that has solidified his reputation as one of the nation's premier artists.
For the month of June (June 1-July 1, 2017), Linda Hodges Gallery will fill the entire gallery with new paintings and drawings, along with a select number of exceptional older paintings from as far back as 1982, some never exhibited before. The show coincides with his 95th year, impressive in and of itself.
Gaylen Hansen was born in Garland, Utah and lives in Palouse, Washington. He received his MFA from the University of Southern California, and taught at Washington State University for 25 years, until his retirement in 1982. Hansen has exhibited in New York,
Chicago, Los Angeles, Berlin, Singapore, Beijing, and throughout the Northwest.
Hansen’s paintings are in numerous public and private collections in the United States, and he has received several prestigious awards, including the Flintridge Foundation Awards for Visual Artists in 2001. From 1985 to 1987, an exhibition and accompanying book, “Gaylen Hansen: The Paintings of a Decade, 1975-85,” traveled to Washington State University, Seattle Art Museum, The Pennsylvania State University museum of Art, San Jose Museum of Art, and Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Hansen was also the featured subject of a two year traveling exhibition in 2007-08, titled "Gaylen Hansen: Three Decades of Paintings," organized by Washington State University Curator Chris Bruce and exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, The Salt Lake City Art Museum in Utah, the Missoula Art Museum in Montana, and The Maui Arts and Cultural Center in Maui Hawaii.