A World of Dreams: New Landscape Paintings by Tula TelfairTuesday 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
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.