Center For the Arts

Center for the Arts

Wesleyan University
283 Washington Terrace
Middletown, CT 06459

860-685-3355
cfa@wesleyan.edu

Center for the Arts

Current Exhibitions

A World of Dreams: New Landscape Paintings by Tula Telfair

Tuesday September 16, 2014 - Sunday December 7, 2014

Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Main Gallery 
283 Washington Terrace, Middletown, Connecticut
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday from Noon to 5pm
Closed Wednesday, November 26 through Monday, December 1, 2014
FREE!

A World of Dreams: New Landscape Paintings by Tula TelfairTula Telfair studio with a few works in progress.

A World of Dreams
includes new large-scale landscape 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 with us 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 Professor of Art in the Department of Art and Art History at Wesleyan and 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.

Opening Reception:  Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 5pm to 6:30pm; Talk at 5:30pm in the Main Gallery

Artist Talk: Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 2pm in CFA Hall

Panel Discussion: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 4:30pm in the Main Gallery

Animal Dignity and an Ethics of Sight: Photography by Isa Leshko and Frank Noelker

Tuesday September 23, 2014 - Friday October 10, 2014

Curated by Lori Gruen, Professor of Philosophy, Environmental Studies, and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, South Gallery
283 Washington Terrace, Middletown, Connecticut
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday from Noon to 5pm

FREE!

Animal Dignity and an Ethics of Sight: Photography by Isa Leshko and Frank NoelkerFrank Noelker, "Giraffe, Washington D.C.," 1997, color photograph


In contrast to the viral images of “cute” animals that fill digital spaces, photographers
Isa Leshko and Frank Noelker sensitively portray captive animals in an evocative exhibition that asks viewers to reflect on our complicated relationships with other animals. Ms. Leshko’s Elderly Animals presents unusual sights—the sometimes fierce, sometimes gentle dignity of aging farm animals who are rarely seen at the end of their natural lifespans. For his work Captive Beauty, Mr. Noelker spent nearly a decade visiting over 300 zoos all over the world and photographically captured the beauty, the dignity, the loneliness, and the absurdity of the animals we keep in artificial environments.

Gallery Talk: Friday, September 26, 2014 at 4:30pm


A World of Arts in the Heart of Connecticut