From the CFA:
Wesleyan President Michael S. Roth ’78 interviews Henry Adams, Ruth Coulter Heede Professor of Art History at Case Western Reserve University and Menakka, and Essel Bailey ’66, Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the College of the Environment at Wesleyan, about Professor of Art Tula Telfair‘s new book, “Tula Telfair: Invented Landscapes.” Ms. Telfair’s hyper-realistic landscape paintings are at once awe-inspiring and extremely personal. Featured essays by Mr. Adams and Mr. Roth explore the technical and aesthetic aspects of Ms. Telfair’s work, her personal history, and the interplay between realism and invention.
Co-sponsored by the Center for the Arts and the Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program.
Date: Wednesday, October 19
Time: 6-7:30 PM
Place: Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
From Andrew Chatfield:
The exhibition “A World of Dreams” includes new large-scale paintings in which Professor of Art Tula Telfair presents monumental landscapes and epic-scale vistas that are simultaneously awe-inspiring and intimate. She combines stillness with motion, solitude with universality, and definition with suggestion in her bold and quiet works. Ms. Telfair’s paintings are fully contemporary in their inspiration and execution, demonstrating the spirit and potency of the genre adapted to a new century. Each painting evokes a sense of wonder and calls attention to the power and fragility of the environment. Her work has been described as a meditation on the field itself, fueled by memories of her experiences living on four continents. Ms. Telfair shares her private vision of the beauty and majesty of the natural world. More than a single moment in time, each scene is a continuum that develops a narrative of past, present, and future, indicative of nature itself.
Tula Telfair is a winner of the Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Ms. Telfair’s work has been exhibited extensively in one-person and group exhibitions, and her work is in numerous public collections around the world. She is represented by Forum Gallery in New York City and Los Angeles.
Date: Saturday, September 27th, 2014
Place: CFA Hall