On view: August 29, 2016 – December 9, 2016
Opening Reception: September 8, 2016 | 4:00 – 7:30pm
John P. & Stephanie F. Connaughton Gallery
Rouss & Robertson Halls, third floor, East Lawn
125 Ruppel Drive Charlottesville, VA 22903.
Artist’s statement: This line, taken from Wendell Berry’s poem, “Manifesto: Mad Farmer Liberation Front,” reminds us of the need, especially amidst the insanity in our world, to practice radical rest within our landscapes. The loves we bring along could be people, present or past, but also those loves and longings buried deep within. These paintings are micro-immersions in the surrounding landscapes from varying vantages–the sky, a car, up close and personal. They situate us in those hesitations of the figurative that shape and frame our sense of place, blurring our internal and external edges of vision. These are moments that can feel unfinished, but can also root us in exchanges of wonder.
Christen works and lives in Charlottesville, Va., with her husband and four children. To see more of her work, visit christenyates.com.
This exhibit is located at McIntire School of Commerce in the John P. & Stephanie F. Connaughton Gallery which is located in Rouss & Robertson Halls, third floor, East Lawn. Physical address: 125 Ruppel Drive Charlottesville, VA 22903.
Public parking is available on Brandon Avenue (next to Elson Center on JPA) or in the Central Grounds Parking Garage, Emmet St. (about a 10-minute walk to Rouss & Robertson Halls).
Exhibit sponsored by McIntire Art and Commerce Committee .