Tula Telfair

Tula Telfair: Invented Landscapes—Michael S. Roth Interviews Henry Adams

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 6:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)


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A book signing and reception will follow this talk at 7pm in the South Gallery of Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery.

Wesleyan President Michael S. Roth '78 interviews Henry Adams, Ruth Coulter Heede Professor of Art History at Case Western Reserve University and Menakka and Essel Bailey '66 Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the College of the Environment at Wesleyan, about Professor of Art Tula Telfair's new book, Tula Telfair: Invented Landscapes. Ms. Telfair’s sensuous, seemingly realistic landscapes are produced in a white-walled studio purely from imagination, and in fact function as vehicles for intense and emotional self-probing. Featured essays by Mr. Adams and Mr. Roth explore the technical aspects of Ms. Telfair’s work, her dramatic personal journey from the jungles of Gabon in Africa to the art world of New York, and above all the interplay in her work between concealment and revelation.

Co-sponsored by the Center for the Arts and the Department of Art and Art History's Art Studio Program.