Art Museum Presents "Elements: New Work By Jan Aronson" May 18 Through
An exhibition, "Elements: New Work by Jan Aronson"
WHEN: Friday, May 18,
through Sunday, July 22
WHERE: Bayly Art Museum,
Rugby Road, University of Virginia
ALSO: Aronson will attend
a special reception on Friday, May 25, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. and will
give a slide presentation about her work on Sunday, June 3, 2 p.m.
in Campbell Hall, Room 153, followed by a gallery talk in the museum.
Elements: New Work by Jan Aronson,
on view May 18 through July 22, illustrates Aronsons
command of media, from drawing and pastel to watercolor and oil.
Her sumptuous colors and vibrant forms stimulate the senses leading
one to contemplate the grandeur of nature and man's place in the
natural world. A catalog accompanies the exhibition with an essay
by Jonathan Goodman, a New York-based editor and writer who specializes
in modern and contemporary art.
Aronsons nature explorations
work on many levels. Her cloud formations appeal to both emotional
and mystical states with their ever-changing imagery. Her landscapes,
inspired by her travels, from New England to Peru, from Kenya to
the Caribbean, reference place as both a physical location and an
abstract metaphorical site.
Aronson received her B.A. from the
University of New Orleans and M.F.A. from Pratt Institute in New
York. She has served as a visiting artist and instructor in museums,
art schools, and universities. Since 1986 she has painted full-time
and has participated in more than 40 group exhibitions. Her solo
exhibitions include "Portraits of Place" (2001) at the United
Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, and a 10-year retrospective in 1999
at the Thomas J. Welsh Art Gallery, Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield
University in Connecticut.
The Bayly Art Museum is open to the
public without charge Tuesday through Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. The museum
is located on Rugby Road, a short distance from the Rotunda. A small
parking lot for visitors is located behind the museum.
For more information about the exhibition
and the Bayly Art Museum, visit the Bayly Web site at www.virginia.edu/~bayly.
Contact: Jane Ford, (804) 924-4298