Tom Prochaska: Paintings
Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR -
Tom Prochaska’s smeared, smudged and monochrome works speak to his rich artistic background and long teaching career. He has mastered many media, including printmaking, glass and paper-mâché sculpture, and made a daily practice of drawing. Through fishing the Deschutes he discovered the draining of color from the world, when rivers look like mercury, which matched his black-and-white sensibilities. He paints people laboring, street scenes and buildings, and pastoral landscapes, but everything leads back to nature.