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Maryhill Museum of Art showcases James Lee Hansen

GOLDENDALE – Mary­hill Museum of Art’s 2014 season will open on Saturday, March 15, with the special exhibition James Lee Hansen.

Hansen is 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 through July 27.

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.

His 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.

James Lee Hansen: Sculpture is produced with assistance from James Lee and Elizabeth Jane Hansen, and is sponsored by Art Dodd and Diane Plumridge, the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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