Prichard Art Gallery Features Local Artists
MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 10, 2020 — The University of Idaho’s Prichard Art Gallery celebrates the work of four Palouse regional artists with the exhibit “Four Old Guys Walk Into a Gallery.”
The “Four Old Guys” are Jim Gale, Jim Loney, Scott Plummer and Peter Vincent, all local artists. This eclectic exhibit will display work in paininting, photography, sculpture and visual text. The exhibit opens 5–7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at the gallery, 414 S. Main St., Moscow. It runs through Saturday, April 11.
All four of the artists have long histories in the community, university and with the Prichard. Loney was the gallery director when the gallery was on the Moscow campus in the now-demolished Mines Building. Plummer retired after working at the university for more than two decades. Vincent was in the MFA program with Loney. Gale, along with his artist wife Linda Kanery, have their studio in the community ballfields and they have adorned their property and taught art camps.
“Jim Gale came into my office and said he met weekly for coffee and conversation with the other three artists,” said Prichard Art Gallery Director Roger Rowley. “He said they were all making work and we should have a show at the gallery. That’s where the exhibit title came from.”
Vincent is a photographer, best known for his work shooting hot rods and Bonneville Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. The upcoming exhibit will also display work from his recent “Lebanon Diaries.” Loney works in prints and sculptural objects, incorporating language in the form of word play, double entendre and word/object combinations to question meaning. Gale works in ceramics and painting, often making mixed media pieces with whatever materials he finds. Plummer is a sculptor working in metal, wood and found materials, where textures, forms and substance interact to create moments of wonder.
“This exhibit acknowledges the considerable contribution of four of the long-time pillars of the Moscow arts community,” Rowley said.
Gallery hours at the Prichard are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The gallery is closed Mondays. Admission is free. More information about the gallery is at www.uidaho.edu/caa/galleries-centers-and-labs/prichard.