James Grashow: Corrugated Alphabet at the Hogue Gallery

Friday, December 07, 2012

These events are free and open to the public.

James GrashowJames Grashow's  large cardboard installation titled “The Corrugated Alphabet Project” will be on exhibit  at the Alexandre Hogue Gallery January 24 through February 21, 2013.  The artist will lecture on his work on January 24 at 4 pm in the Jerri Jones Lecture Hall in Phllips Hall.  An opening receptionw ill follow at 5 pm in the Hogue Gallery.

Grashow will create large scale letters of cardboard; they will be larger than life.  This will be an amazing opportunity for the community of Tulsa to see an artist push the boundaries of an everyday material like cardboard.  The end result will be a fantastic installation that can be walked through and admired from all sides. 

The scale of Grawshow's work ranges from large environmental installations,  through which the viewer traverses, to the delicate and contained world of his houseplants, where homes and buildings replace flowers and buds in intricately constructed bouquets. 

James Grashow is also a well-know woodcut artist.  His prints have appeared regularly in the New York Times and in virtually every well known periodical and publication in the country.

James Grashow was born in Brooklyn in 1942 and has been creating works that address themes of man, nature and mortality since the 1960’s.James attended Pratt Institute where he received a BFA.  On graduation, he was awarded a Fulbright Travel Grant for painting and graphics in Florence, Italy.  After a year abroad, he returned to Pratt to receive his MFA.

James Grashow had his first sculpture show at the Allan Stone Gallery in New York in 1966.  This exhibit began a relationship with the gallery that continues today.  James Grashow lives and works in his studio in Connecticut. 


Mary Whitney