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Art Gallery to Feature Works of L.G. Talbot

MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2018 - 12:00 PM Arts and Sciences , All News

The Art Gallery will host "Resist" an exhibit by painter L.G. Talbot, from November 4 to December 8. The gallery, located in the St. Germain Campus Center, will host a gallery talk on Thursday, November 15 at 4:00 p.m. where the artist will offer insight into her work, followed by an artist reception from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. All gallery events are free and open to the public.

L. G. Talbot writes, "My work is energy and pure expression of images that explode onto the canvases. The painting process itself becomes a performance. I pace the room to obtain the perspective necessary for the images to reveal themselves, come forward, and speak to me. My paintings are six feet or greater, challenging the viewer with human proportions. They are bold and bound by nothing but pure assertion and confidence. Often figural, they stand alone, vibrant and unashamed. My paintings speak volumes. The work commands a room and insists to be seen. The paints engage with desire and jump from the canvas—resist, love, and live are some of the words they convey. My work stands bravely."

She earned her MA in Expressive Therapies at Lesley College and her BFA in Sculpture at the University of Tennessee. She began her undergraduate studies as an artist in ceramic sculpture, and she continued to express herself through clay for many years.

Over time her work began to change. She started experimenting with applying paints instead of glazes and one day, frustrated with clay, she started throwing fistfuls of it at a 20 x 20 foot wall. She continued this with India paint, oil paints, and any other supplies she had in her studio. She "became lost in this new medium—rubbing, brushing, and creating." She adds, "This began my journey to canvas. It has taken me years to get to this place." She is a full-time artist and has a studio at Cottage Street in Easthampton.

For information and directions to the gallery visit http://www1.wne.edu/student-activities/st-germain-campus-center.cfm or call the University at 413-782-1203.