University Of Virginia Will Host Two Public Talks With Cabell Hall
Mural Artist Lincoln Perry
20, 2000 -- Lincoln
Perry, artist of the recently installed 11-panel mural, "The
Students Progress," in the lobby of the University of
Virginias historic Old Cabell Hall, will take part in two
public discussions at U.Va in conjunction with the murals
At 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, in Campbell
Hall, Room 153, Perry will hold a conversation about the new mural
with David Carbone. A figure painter and art historian, Carbone
teaches at SUNY-Albany, lectures widely on the figure in contemporary
art and frequently provides art commentary on NPR.
Perry and Carbone will hold an informal
discussion of the mural Saturday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. in the lobby
of Old Cabell Hall.
In his discussions with Perry, Carbone
will bring a broad perspective to Perrys overall work in the
context of the American muralist tradition of artists such as Thomas
The subject of the new mural is the
education of a student at the University of Virginia. The female
student in the mural journeys through four years and four seasons
and goes from being an individual who does not know her place in
the world to being a more mature person who has gone through self-discovery
in her pursuit of knowledge.
Perry, one of Americas foremost
figure artists, painted the work in the tradition of mural painting
that relates to the surrounding architecture. He incorporates the
architecture of the lobby in the mural and the painting itself appears
contiguous with the lobby space. The landscape is the same view
of the mountains that lie to the south of the building.
A group of U.Va. benefactors commissioned
the work and raised the funds to pay for it. They included Ruth
and Robert Cross; Gertrude Weber; Commonwealth Professor of Architecture
Richard Guy Wilson and Eleanor Wilson; and Dr. Donald J. Innes,
a pathology professor who chaired the project and Allison Innes.
Contact: Jane Ford, (804) 924-4298