Van Dyke Center, Board of Visitors Lounge Monday, September 19, 7:30pm
Re-Shaped: The American Landscape is the title of an exhibition by painter and art professor Charles Goolsby at The 1912 Gallery of Emory & Henry College from Tuesday, September 20 through Saturday, October 29, 2011. Goolsby will speak about his work during an Artalk on Monday, September 19 at 7:30 pm in the Board of Visitors Lounge of Van Dyke Center. The 1912 Gallery, located at the Emory Train Depot, will open at 6:30 pm for viewing and after the Artalk for a reception with the artist.
Goolsby’s recent work is inspired by landscapes that have been significantly altered by human intervention. Partly informed by traditions from nineteenth century American Landscape painting, Goolsby transforms our twenty-first century environment into ambitious oil paintings that celebrate beauty and monumentality. Professor Goolsby is the chair of the art department at E&H and created this new body of work during residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and The Ucross Foundation in Clearmont, Wyoming while on sabbatical last year. He holds an MFA from James Madison University and his paintings were most recently published in New American Paintings.
Mary Haviland, former E&H art history professor and curator of The 1912 Gallery, is the guest curator for this landmark exhibition. Currently a doctoral candidate in 20th century art history at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Haviland states that “the meaning of place and locality, the relation between action and calm, and the impact of color and sharp formal perspective in Goolsby’s work reveal a passion for painting.”
Both the exhibit and the Artalk are free of charge. The 1912 Gallery is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, noon - 5 pm or by appointment. Call 276.944.6866 for additional information or to make an appointment.