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The Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery

September 9 - October 17, 2020
Opening: Wednesday, September 9 from 5 - 7 p.m.
Recorded Interview with the Artists will air at 5:30 p.m.
 

Book of Hours/Ours

Cicely Cottingham and Victor Davson

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Selections from the Permanent Collection

 

                                                Tomorrow comes  
                                                Cicely Cottingham, Tomorrow will come on its green
                                                footsteps #4, watercolor on paper, 2020
 

                                               Book of Hours davson
                                               Victor Davson, Book of Hours/Ours #3, watercolor on
                                               paper, 2020

                                      
The Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery is please to present a new series of works by two artists that have exhibited with the gallery in the past, Cicely Cottingham and Victor Davson. The title of the exhibit is based on the Christian devotional prayer book created during the Middle Ages, The Book of Hours. What is remarkable about these two individuals is that though artists of very different temperaments and methodologies, they came together to produce a landscape exhibit that one calls his practice during isolation. The other, Cottingham’s realization and acceptance of the fact that she is indeed a landscape painter. 

During their interview, to be published the evening of their opening on September 9, they discuss their responses to the lushness of” Cicely’s garden,” and for Davson, the hidden history of Lenape land on which they and other Northern New Jersey residents live. That deer still traverse the property following an intuitive and centuries old path, going north in the spring and going south in the late fall, is testament to many lives and cultures that maintained themselves on that site. The landscape paintings are clearly that, however they are so much more, they are heart-felt abstractions that touch the sublime that is nature her-self. These are beautiful paintings and I look forward to sharing them with our college community.

Concurrent Exhibition

From the Permanent Collection: The Landscape and Natural Environment

Extending the conversation initiated by the Book of Hours/Ours, the permanent collection exhibit is curated with selections of paintings, prints, and photographs of the landscape and the natural environment.

All exhibits are free and open to the public. We look forward to your visit to the gallery. Gallery hours are Wednesday and Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m., and Friday 1 -5 p.m. For more information contact either Lori Houtz at 585-245-5841 or Cynthia Hawkins at 585-245-5813.
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