Museum of Northwest Art

La Conner, WA



Force in Form: Bronze Sculpture by James Lee Hansen


Exhibitions of paintings and drawings by Robert C. Jones and bronze sculpture by James Lee Hansen opened September 3, 1999 at the Museum of Northwest Art. Both shows run through November 28, 1999.

Force in Form is a retrospective exhibition of Battleground, Washington sculptor James Lee Hansen's career. The bronze, highly polished work, stands bold and strong. Each piece speaks a different tale of the influencing indigenous elements -- Native American, Greek and Asian, which give the artist his inspiration. Some forms in his series, Equestrian, Shaman and Guardian, are unmistakably recognizable while others bulge abstractly and stretch out into space, only suggesting representational form. (left: Winter Rider, 1989, bronze, 106 x 53 x 24 inches, Courtesy of Brian Ohno Gallery, Seattle)

The Museum of Northwest Art is the only museum in the country focusing solely on the visual art of the Pacific Northwest. Its location in La Conner, in the Skagit Valley offers a variety of art galleries, gift shops, and restaurants to visit. La Conner -- just 1 1/4 hours drive north of Seattle -- makes the town and MoNA an easy and fun destination for a day trip.

MoNA, at 121 South First Street, is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 - 5pm.

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