Frank Okada (American, 1931-2000). Untitled, 1969. Oil on canvas. Gift of Wallace Johnson.

Northwest Ambience: Frank Okada from the Permanent Collection

June 26, 2021 to August 18, 2021

Frank Okada described his paintings as “dedicatory objects,” which expressed gesture, memory, and sensation. Okada taught at the University of Oregon for thirty years until his retirement in 1999. His works demonstrate elaborate brushwork and a deep appreciation of color. In Northwest Ambience, a selection of paintings by Okada from the JSMA’s collection will be exhibited with two portraits of the artist by Seattle photographer Mary Randlett (American, 1924-2019).

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