"In my studio, there is always a collection of small tableaus and arrangements that are changing. I want to create that feeling in the the gallery because I think of my work as one large piece."
Larry Calkins was born in 1955 in Corvallis, OR, and grew up in a small logging community named Harlan. He stepped into the family tradition of working within logging operations, but after serious injuries in logging accidents, he decided to pursue his obvious talents in the arts. He has lived in London, England, and has traveled widely throughout the US and Europe.
In the early 80s up until 2003 he worked in photography related fields in Portland, OR and Seattle, WA. In the late 80s he and his wife, a former architect, began building their house near Issaquah, WA, where they have lived for the past 26 years with numerous pets, chickens and 2 mules.
Larry works daily in his studio and in his metal shop -- or in the sometimes sunny, but often wet and cold outdoors. www.calkinsart.com
The show will run from May 18th- June 10th Opening Reception- May 18th 6-9PM