OCTOBER 6 - 28 , 2017

Unseen Works offers a chance to see works by esteemed local artist, Orr Marshall, the earliest of which were painted in the mid-60s while Orr was teaching design, drawing and color at the California College of Arts and Craft (CCAC) in Oakland. Colors and their interaction play an important role in his work and was a subject of his studies at Yale, as well as his instruction at CCAC and College of the Redwoods. Orr has also leaned toward figurative work, even when it wasn’t fashionable at the time. “While looking over the works to be exhibited at the Black Faun Gallery, I was surprised to notice for the first time that over the years they seemed to have taken on certain historical connotations. Although the paintings are figurative, my brushwork showed traits of abstract expressionism, the art movement that flourished then. I liked to smear, splatter, drag and drip (which is fun to do with oil paint), as in the portrait of Stravinsky. Acrylic didn't come into wide use until around the mid-60s when I went to Japan to attend the National University of Fine Arts in Tokyo with a Japanese government scholarship. Oil was still the rule in Japan, so I continued in that medium.”

Fukiko Oguchi Marshall is better known as a local restaurateur with Cafe Tomo, Sushi Spot and Hana on her list of entrepreneurial successes. However Fukiko’s paintings at the Black Faun Gallery, which are on exhibition for the first time in  almost 50 years, firmly claim her space as an artist in her own right. Fukiko’s paintings also emphasize the interplay of color with organic patterns precisely constructed with vibrant exchanges of color and shape on canvases as large as 16 feet long.

Orr Marshall's Film Night
ROSENOSE + 5 Short Films by Orr Marshall featuring Fukiko Oguchi Marshall 
Friday, October 20, 6:30 - 8 pm

Arts Alive Opening
Works by Jeff Jordan,  Suk Choo Kim, Jan Bibel and Monica Coyne
Blacksmith Demo by Monica Coyne
Music by Corner Store Locals
Saturday, November 4, 6 - 9 pm

Gallery Hours:
Thursday - Saturday
11am - 7pm


212 G Street Eureka, CA 95521