Feb 4, 2016
Art, Upcoming Exhibition

Christen Yates graduated from UVA in 1999 and then studied art, theology and community development in graduate school.  She lives and paints in Charlottesville with her husband and four children.

Agrarian Icons

Artist’s Statement:
My paintings explore our relationship with agrarian landscapes and livestock. Focusing on the Blue Ridge Mountain area of central Virginia, I use loose and suggestive strokes that imply an immediacy of experience within which I want the viewer to linger.  How do we maintain our humanity through connections with land and livestock as we interact with them less and less? How can their dignity, and thus our own, be maintained? Painting for me is a process of paying attention, of looking at the layers of meaning we ascribe to our placed-ness in contemporary agrarian contexts and hopefully offering moments of re-humanizing connections.
Exhibition Dates:

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016 – Sunday, Aug 21, 2016

Viewing Hours:
Monday-Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Attend the Opening Reception! 

Thursday, February 18 | 4:00pm | Camp Library | FREE (RSVP Required)
On behalf of Darden’s Art Committee and the Batten Institute, we invite you to join us for an opening reception celebrating the work of local artist Christen Yates, which is currently on display in the Batten Institute suite at the Darden School of Business. Come with a friend or two, meet the artist, have a bite to eat, and enjoy the exhibition!

* Please RSVP no later than Friday, February 12th!

Location: Darden School of Business, Camp Library, 2nd floor, Batten Institute suite
Parking: Parking is available without a permit in the Darden parking garage starting @ 3:30 p.m. (make a right after you drive up Darden / Duffy Blvd.); then follow signs to the 2nd floor of the Camp Library