Elements: New Work by Jan Aronson
May 18-July 22, 2001
Entrance Foyer and Graphics Gallery

Opening Reception with the artist present
Friday, May 25, 5:30-7:30 pm
In the Museum

Slide Presentation
Sunday, June 3, 2 pm
Campbell Hall 153
Followed by a Gallery Talk in the Museum

Described as form and energy in motion, Jan Aronson's luminous explorations of nature work onmany levels. Often in the form of triptychs, her gorgeous cloud formations respond to both our emotional and mystical states in their sometimes serene, sometimes tumultuous, yet ever-changing imagery. Her landscapes, inspired by her travels throughout the world, from New England to Peru, from Kenya to the Caribbean, reference place as both a physical location and an abstract metaphorical site. In these recent works, Aronson shows a command of media ranging from drawing and pastel to watercolor and oil. The sumptuous colors and vibrant forms stimulate our senses and lead us to contemplate the grandeur of nature and our place in the natural world. A catalog, with an essay by Jonathan Goodman, accompanies the exhibition. 

Aronson received her BA from the University of New Orleans and her MFA from Pratt Institute. She has served as a visiting artist and instructor in museums, art schools, and universities, and since 1986 has devoted herself to painting full-time. She has participated in over forty group exhibitions, including Group Landscape Exhibition (2000), Winston Wachter Fine Arts, Seattle, and Landscape Revisited (1999), Anne Reed Gallery, New York, NY. Her numerous solo exhibitions include Portraits of Place (2000) at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, and a ten-year retrospective in 1999 at the Thomas J. Welsh Art Gallery, Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University, CT.

Photo Credit: 
Jan Aronson, American
American Cloud Triptych #39, 2000
Oil on canvas, 25 x 75"
© Jan Aronson
Lent by the artist

Contact: Jill Hartz, Director
804/924-3592  Fax: 804/924-6321