Kevin Kadar: From the Form to the Sublime

Kevin Kadar is a highly regarded Portland painter who has emerged as one of the most important figurative painters in the region. A small exhibition of Kadar's work will open June 11 and continue through Aug. 6 in the Roberts Family Print Study Center at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University. The exhibition has been guest-curated by David Roberts, an art collector, art patron, and former researcher at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art.

Dividing his time between Oregon and France, Kadar infuses his intimate landscapes and figures with a romantic vision of idyllic settings and an Old Master academic treatment of forms. Characterized by a dark, somber palette, frenzied, expressionistic brushstrokes, and a cold, scrutinizing eye for the human figure, Kadar explores a wide variety of themes in his work, from mysticism and religion to spirituality and sexuality.

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art is located at 700 State Street (corner of State and Cottage Streets) in downtown Salem near the University campus. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The galleries are closed on Sunday and Monday. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for seniors and students. Children under 12 are admitted free, and Tuesday is an admission-free day.

For further information, please call 503-370-6855.