New Exhibits Explore Human Nature

Subway Angels & School Lunch

October 25-January 13
Opening Reception: Friday, October 28, 6-8 pm

School Lunch, Lisa DeLoria Weinblatt

School Lunch, Lisa DeLoria Weinblatt

Two new exhibits exploring the quirks of human nature will open in the Main Galleries, October 25-January 13, 2017.  Both artists are from New York City and share observations of their fellow New Yorkers in independent bodies of work.

Lisa DeLoria Weinblatt’s series, School Lunch, focuses on the shared narrative of the lunch room in contemporary student life. “The paintings present images concerning the nature and passions of the relationships between men and women,” says Weinblatt. “My goal is to create humanistic awareness in a framework (such as the lunchroom) which is universally recognized.”

Subway Angels, Don Perlis

Subway Angels, Don Perlis

Weinblatt graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA from Queens College, New York. She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, NYC in 1991. She has been awarded five Artist-In-Residence National Scholarships and exhibits broadly across the United States.

Don Perlis’ series, Subway Angels, draws its inspiration for the NYC subways, capturing the emotional, social, economic and cultural diversities of the riders.  Examples of other series demonstrate a similarly sharp observation of people passing through public places.

Perlis was educated at the Art Students League and The School of Visual Arts in New York, NY, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, ME.  He has been included in numerous exhibitions and publications for more than 20 years and can be found in the collections of the Corcoron Gallery of Art, Washington DC; the National Academy Museum, New York, NY; and the Colby Museum of Art, Waterville, ME to name a few.

 

In the Blair Sculpture Walkway

Flicker

"Trapped", Meghan Clemm

"Trapped", Meghan Clemm

MeghanClemm’s photography exhibition, Flicker, opens in the Blair Sculpture walkway, October 25-January 13, 2017. The images represent the spots of light that “illuminate beauty amidst great darkness” in one’s life. Clemm shared that the scenes might first appear to be bleak and foreboding, but even in such times of despair there is a hovering sense of wonder- of hope – unfolding. Clemm is a largely self-taught photographer whose images share the narrative quality of Wienblatt and Perlis.