Visual Configurations

Thursday, November 07, 2013, 03:30 PM to Thursday, December 19, 05:00 PM

These events are free and open to the public.

OperettaBarbara Grossman’s paintings, oil stick drawings and monotypes depict the interplay of women in interiors. They are characterized by intense color, multiple patterns and dynamic spaces which are simultaneously deep and shallow. She isdeeply involved in the tension between the dynamics of the luminosity of colorand the folding and torque of space that observation and experience reveals. Each configuration is a renewed exploration of the visual language. There is an underlying narrative which the viewer is at liberty to determine.

Grossman has shown extensively in the United States and was a member of theBowery Gallery in New York for 37 years. Recently a survey of her work traveled from Wright State University, to Lafayette College, to Washington and Lee and to the New York Studio School. In 2009 she exhibited at Rider University, and in a show, “Better Than Ever’ at Long Island University, The Dishman Museum in Texas and Rowan University, N.J. In the fall of 2010 she had a show at Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia. PA. She has also shown in numerous group shows in museums and other venues across the country. Grossman has been a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, an Ingram Merrill Grant, two Connecticut Commission on the Arts Grants and several major awards from the National Academy of Design of which she is a member. Her work is in numerous private and public collections. 

Barbara Grossman has been a visiting artist and critic at Boston University, American University, Brandeis, Dartmouth, Vermont Studio Center, Chautauqua School of Art and many others. She has taught at University of Pennsylvania, Western Connecticut State University and most recently was on the faculty of the Yale School of Art.  Barbara was born and raised in New York City. She currently lives and works in Connecticut.

Visual Configurations will be on exhibit in the Alexandre Hogue Gallery November 7 through December 19.  The artist will lecture on November 7 at 4 pm in the Jerri Jones Lecture Hall in Phillips.  An artist's reception will follow in the Hogue Gallery from 5 to 7 pm.

Mary Whitney