"The Untold Gaze" - a book launch event: Paintings by Stephen O'Donnell paired with stories by 33 authors

9 October 2018
Tuesday evening, October 9, 5:30pm
Froelick Gallery is delighted to celebrate the publication of Stephen O'Donnell's book, "The Untold Gaze".
Please join us for an evening with Stephen and his wife Gigi Little and enjoy readings from the book by authors / contributors Suzy Vitello, Whitney Otto, Sam Roxas-Chua and Adam Strong.  Doors open at 5:30pm.
Portland fine artist Stephen O'Donnell's paintings are always narrative—touching on themes of gender, history, beauty, and longing—but the stories he paints lie just beyond the frame, through an open doorway, within an obscure look or gesture. The thirty-three authors in The Untold Gaze each chose one of his paintings to use as a prompt for a piece of original fiction. With a diverse lineup that includes Tom Spanbauer, Lidia Yuknavitch, Monica Drake, Scott Sparling, Whitney Otto, and Sam Roxas-Chua, with an introductory essay written by Bob Hicks, longtime arts writer and editor for The Oregonian, and with subjects ranging from amorous satyrs to beauty pageant queens to post-apocalyptic alien overlords, The Untold Gaze is a large format collection of O'Donnell's work—more than eighty paintings—which also explores the rich, nuanced, and often quite unexpected terrain that lies between visual art and the written story.
Publication of this book was supported by a Project Grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Foundation, RACC. 
Books available for purchase at this evening's event - $55.