Work" By Artist Elizabeth Stark Opens At Fayerweather
26, 1999 -- Atmosphere, shape and color emerge in
Elizabeth Stark's show of recent works at the Fayerweather Gallery
which opens March 28.
a fifth-year fellow in U.Va.'s McIntire Department of Art, is searching
to create abstract works that are "engaging and at the same
time frustrating, like our society," she says. "My painting,
and the kind of work I am striving for, happens in the moments where
I am trying to confuse the beautiful. I hope to capture
the loss of beauty, or the inherent nostalgia involved in concepts
of beautiful art."
with light and layering colors and materials, she creates images
and shapes that emerge, suspended in a tactile atmosphere. The exhibit
includes more than 20 works, large oils as well as small, intimate
paintings. Many are built-up laminations of overlapping planes using
gauche, glue and grit to create texture and shapes.
fellows first earn a B.A. in liberal arts from the College of Arts
and Sciences. The fifth-year, post-baccalaureate program provides
exceptionally talented students an opportunity for more professional
training. They work as assistants in various studios and develop
their portfolios for competitive graduate school applications.
Stark is just exactly one of those students," said Dean Dass,
studio chair in U.Va.'s McIntire Department of Art. "This program,
now in its eighth year, has proven to be very successful and we
have a strong track record of placing these students in the most
prestigious graduate schools, including Tyler School of Art at Temple
University, UCLA and the Art Institute of Chicago."
opening reception will be held on Friday, April 2 at 5:30 p.m. with
a gallery talk by the artist at 6:30 p.m.. The show runs through
April 3. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
On Saturday, April 3, Stark will open the Gallery from 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. and be on hand to talk with visitors.
Jane Ford, (804) 924-4298.