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Professors in American Studies, Biology, College of Letters, English, Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Music, Neuroscience and Behavior, and Spanish will hold a class session in Zilkha Gallery this fall in an experiment on the effect of site on teaching and learning.

Below, students in Pheeroan Aklaff’s “Materials and Principles of Jazz Improvisation I” play their instruments and respond to Professor of Art Tula Telfair’s A World of Dreams.

 

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World of Dreams—New Landscape Paintings by Tula Telfair

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
FREE!

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

The exhibition A World of Dreams includes new large-scale 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 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 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.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History, and the Office of Academic Affairs.

On display through Sunday, December 7, 2014.

Gallery open Tuesday through Sunday from Noon to 5pm.

Closed Wednesday, November 26 through Monday, December 1, 2014.

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