On view November 17, 2020 – January 3, 2021
Carmel Valley, CA
The indirect qualities of printmaking suited my temperament and certainly provided an aesthetic framework for my decisions in painting, drawing and collage. I appropriate and manipulate images of historically revered art as a way to create an association with the past while linking my work to the familiar ideal of art. From there I manipulate, respond, manipulate and repeat in a conversational manner, always hoping that the end result is an image that poses interesting questions.
– Ken Hale
Ken Hale was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He attended California State Long Beach receiving a B.A. in Printmaking (1971) followed by his M.F.A. in Lithography at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (1973).
In 1973 Hale began teaching Lithography in the Department of Art at the University of Texas at Austin.
Internationally and nationally Hale has had over two dozen solo exhibitions and over 150 group exhibitions in public, educational, cultural and commercial venues such as the Dallas Museum of Art; the McNay Museum of Art in San Antonio; the Krannert Museum of Art at the University of Illinois; Space Gallery in Los Angeles; the American Cultural Center in Madrid, Spain; the Silom Art Space in Bangkok; the McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas; Flatbed Press in Austin; the William Campbell Contemporary Art Gallery in Fort Worth; and the Chris Winfield Gallery, Carmel, CA.
Image: Ken Hale (b. 1948) Fragment #4, 2020, gouache and acrylic medium on digital pigment print, 15 x 11 inches (image). Courtesy of the artist.