Sunday, September 9, 2012

Megan Marden - Tiffany Johnson - Amy Almeda, all MFA '12

“EmergeCT 2012: Painting Recalculated” at
UConn Stamford Art Gallery
9/10/12 – 10/13/12
Reception: Saturday, October 13, 2 to 5 PM

The UConn Stamford Art Gallery welcomes an exciting exhibition of nine recent graduates from Connecticut’s MFA painting programs—UCONN, WCSU, and Yale.
From the press release: This vibrant work excites the imagination and stirs the heart, which is good news at a tim
e when Conceptual Art seems to dominate major galleries and museums.

Megan Marden depicts children’s toys that thrill, even as they terrify. Her paintings playfully evoke the fear and rage we tried to suppress as children—and as adults.
Tiffany Johnson’s self-portraits in closely calibrated colors
Amy Almeda’s depictions of a few everyday objects offer the painted surface as a field of meditative silence.

Collectively, these artists offer the public fresh evidence that painting persists as a resilient tradition—one that can be fun and interesting for both the timid and the adventurous.

The gallery is free and open to the public during these times: Monday-Thursday 9:00am-7:00pm, Friday 9:00am-5:00pm, and Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm. Visitors may park for free in the UConn Stamford garage located just off the intersection of Broad Street and Washington Boulevard.

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