Past Exhibition

Charles E. Heaney: Memory, Imagination, and Place

January 22 – March 19, 2005

Charles Heaney (1897-1981) was an important Oregon painter and printmaker who created a powerful body of work over a sixty-year period that is remarkable for its consistency, enormity, and complex emotional expressiveness. The exhibition features works that include his urban "demolition" series based on the razing of old buildings in Portland as the city modernized, his renderings of the remote landscape of eastern Oregon and Nevada, and his "portraits" of individuals, usually women, placed icon-like in the center of the picture.