Center For the Arts

Center for the Arts

Wesleyan University
283 Washington Terrace
Middletown, CT 06459


Center for the Arts

FLYING CARPETS: new paintings by David Schorr

Thursday October 27, 2016 - Sunday December 11, 2016
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
283 Washington Terrace, Middletown, Connecticut
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday from Noon to 5pm
Closed: Wednesday, November 23 through Monday, November 28, 2016
$_SerializerTool.serialize(${title}, true)David Schorr, "Red Roadsters," 22 x 22 inches, gouache and silverpoint on linen. Courtesy Ryan Lee Gallery, New York (photograph: John Giammatteo)

Professor of Art David Schorr's solo exhibition and site-specific installation FLYING CARPETS revisits his childhood days spent playing on his grandmother's Persian rugs. In the paintings, gouache with silverpoint drawing on linen, he recreates the richly-colored world of his young imagination, contrasting familiar toys from the mid 20th century with images that hint at the exotic and expansive world beyond his home. The artist brings the actual subjects of the paintings in a site-specific installation. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog designed by David Schorr, featuring an essay by poet Jonathan Galassi.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm; Gallery Talk by Professor of Art David Schorr at 5pm; FREE!

Preview (Wesleyan Family Weekend): Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm; Gallery Talk by Professor of Art David Schorr at 2:30pm; FREE!

A Reading by Writer Jonathan Galassi: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 5pm; FREE!

A World of Arts in the Heart of Connecticut