Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Exhibition and Public Programs with WY Artist Neltje

Neltje (American, b. 1934), Summer Passing, 1990, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 72 inches, courtesy of the artist

Wyoming artist and arts advocate Neltje will have a solo exhibition of her large-scale paintings at the UW Art Museum this fall, and she will present two public programs.  The exhibition, Neltje. Painting. 1990-2012. is the first to fully explore the evolution of her work in painting.  Neltje's work is rooted in Abstract Expressionism, but is also influenced by her work in sumi-e, an Asian style of ink drawing.  Her paintings have traditionally been large in scale, but her most recent series, the Moroccan Suite, establishes a new size for her paintings - 10 x 30 feet. 

The exhibition will open on Saturday, September 7 and be on view through Saturday, December 21, 2013.  An opening reception to celebrate all new fall exhibitions will be at the Art Museum on Friday, September 6 from 6 to 8 pm. 

Neltje will present an Art Talk on Thursday, September 5 at 7 pm in the Visual Arts Building, room 111.  She will also give an informal Gallery Walk Through on Friday, September 6 at 10:30 am.  All of these events are free and open to the public.

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