aryhill Museum of Art’s 2014 season will open March 15 with the special exhibition James Lee Hansen: Sculpture, featuring one of the Northwest’s most renowned Modernist sculptors. The exhibition, which includes more than 30 of the artist’s maquettes and small sculptures produced from the 1960s to the present, will be on view March 15 – July 27, 2014.
In addition to maquettes and small sculptures, the exhibition James Lee Hansen: Sculpture includes a number of photo panels showing Hansen’s larger sculptures and architectural commissions. Hansen’s work incorporates abstract organic and geometric shapes that suggest figuration – animal heads, human bodies, wings, and leaves – and patinas ranging from mottled green and blue to gold, copper and brass – many evoking ancient bronze. Hansen draws inspiration from the artistic and mythological traditions of a variety of cultures – Native American, Greek and Asian, among others – to create these bold works.

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