The Lockhart Gallery

Nell Painter

EYE SPEAK


Nell Painter

Nell Painter, Hale Woodruff, digital collage, 2015


Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 14, 5 - 7 p.m.

Gallery Programming

Nell Painter will discuss her work in Lockhart Gallery at 5:30 p.m.

The Lockhart Gallery is pleased to present recent and selected digital collage artworks by Nell Painter. Painter's artwork includes abstractions of landscapes and self-portraits.  Some of the work presented here are visualizations of text-based images from the novel "Beloved". Selections from Painter's "Art History by Nell Painter Volume XXVII," illustrates how the artist refashions American art history by including in the art canon collages depicting artists Palmer Hayden working in his basement studio and Hale Woodruff painting plein air in France and other African American artists and scholars. This art history includes the early African art object and artifact collecting by William Sheppard one the first African American missionaries to work in Africa in the late 19th century, spending most of his 20 years working in the Congo.  Several of Painter's color filled abstractions were painted in 2016 at Dedham, MA and the Adirondacks, and were inspired by Robert Motherwell's Provincetown paintings.  This exhibit is thoughtful and full of color and energy. Nell Painter is as critical a visual artist as historian and many of her works are themselves critiques of our social being. Nell Painter's extensive resume includes exhibits and residences at important galleries and art organizations. We look forward to seeing you at the opening and gallery talk.

Exhibitions are free and open to the public and refreshments will be available.
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Thursday: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., and Friday - Saturday: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

For further information contact: Lori Morsch at X5841 or Cynthia Hawkins at X5813.
Cynthia Hawkins, Director of Galleries and Curator
hawkins@geneseo.edu or call 585-245-5841