Date - February 11, 2017
5:30 pm until 7:00 pm
Heather Gaudio Fine Art
66 Elm Street
New Canaan, CT, 06840
February 11 – March 25, 2017
Heather Gaudio Fine Art is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition Tula Telfair: Invented Landscapes, featuring a group of evocative and awe-inspiring paintings. This is Telfair’s second solo exhibition at the gallery which will run from February 11th to March 25th. Members are invited to attend a public opening reception on Saturday, February 11th.
Please note: The artist’s talk that was initially scheduled for February 11 has been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 15, accompanied by a reception from 5-7 pm.
As a child, Telfair travelled extensively with her parents, experiencing dramatic changes in environments and contrasting climates within short time frames. These globe-trotting years were to have a profound effect on Telfair and her artistic development. Telfair paints fantastical landscapes conjured from memories and emotions she experienced in her journeys – these images are not actual places that exist nor locations she visited. Her use of photo-realism is purely technical and heightens the notions that these images are eerily familiar yet not quite fully known. The absence of any human presence limits the narrative in her canvases, further allowing the viewer to bring their own personal experience to the work. Created in a large scale, Telfair’s formidable paintings are about feeling the landscape much as they are about their visual presence.
Telfair grew up in Africa, Asia and Europe before returning to the United States. She has had a prolific artistic career, with her paintings having been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions. Her work has been extensively written about and is in many notable private, public and corporate collections. She is also a professor of art at Wesleyan University and resides and works in Lyme, Connecticut.
This exhibition was made possible with the generous collaboration of Forum Gallery in New York City.
Members can RSVP to Laura. Members are invited to dine as a group at Elm Restaurant in New Canaan at 7pm after the opening, more information is below.
Heather Gaudio Fine Art, 66 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT
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