This exhibition will display a series of Kathryn Myers paintings which were influenced by her experience living in India as a Fulbright Scholar.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 through Monday, December 16, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013 | 5:00 - 7:00PM
An exhibition of paintings by Kathryn Myers, Professor of Art at the University of Connecticut. Kathryn has been working in India on a number of Fulbright grants to create small, intimate paintings of Indian urban spaces from multiple photographs. While on the surface they look like cute touristic images, they are actually fictive spaces, composites of several sources, foregrounding formal experiments under the disguise of an exotica.
This exhibit consists of Kathryn Myers’s paintings of Indian cityscapes and landscapes made since 2004, and videos of interviews of Indian artists.
Cuarator, Sunanda Sanyal, Associate Professor of Art History on Lesley University College of Art and Design’s faculty, comments:
“While at first glance they appear as records of a (questionable) Western touristic gaze at an exotic culture, they are, in fact, more about painting itself...I feel it has an interesting, tangential relation with photorealism, and its subject, format and process will greatly benefit our students. When I discuss the relation between painting and photography in the art of the last few decades, I often find students confused and uninformed. This show, I believe, will have real relevance for our students.”
Associate Professor, Chair of Foundation
Professor of Design
Liberal Arts and General Education
Kathryn Myers is a painter and professor of art at the University of Connecticut where she has been teaching since 1984. Her creative work, teaching and research on Indian art has been supported by Fulbright-Nehru Fellowships to India in 2002 and 2011.
Learn more about her exhibit Imagi(ni)ng India
Julia Kirchmer, Studio/Art History Major, Arts Management Minor, Class of 2013 - “It’s important for an artist to understand what’s come before. To make it new, you have to know what you’re departing from.”
Susan Ashbrook, Art History Faculty - “Effective learning requires engagement with the material. By exploring the work of artists of the past and recent past I hope to bring their accomplishments to life for students in a meaningful way that can inform and enrich their own endeavors. In today’s world critical perspective is essential for success in the arts as it is in most careers.”