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"Elements: New Work by Jan Aronson"
2001-05-18 until 2001-07-22
Bayly Art Museum
Elements: New Work by Jan Aronson, on view May 18 through July 22,
illustrates Aronsonís command of media, from drawing and pastel to
watercolor and oil. Her sumptuous colors and vibrant forms stimulate the
senses leading one to contemplate the grandeur of nature and man's
place in the natural world. A catalog accompanies the exhibition with an
essay by Jonathan Goodman, a New York-based editor and writer who
specializes in modern and contemporary art.
Aronsonís nature explorations work on many levels. Her cloud formations
appeal to both emotional and mystical states with their ever-changing
imagery. Her landscapes, inspired by her travels, from New England to
Peru, from Kenya to the Caribbean, reference place as both a physical
location and an abstract metaphorical site.
Aronson received her B.A. from the University of New Orleans and M.F.A.
from Pratt Institute in New York. She has served as a visiting artist and
instructor in museums, art schools, and universities. Since 1986 she has
painted full-time and has participated in more than 40 group exhibitions.
Her solo exhibitions include Portraits of Place (2001) at the United
Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, and a 10-year retrospective in 1999 at the
Thomas J. Welsh Art Gallery, Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University
The Bayly Art Museum is open to the public without charge Tuesday
through Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. The museum is located on Rugby Road, a
short distance from the Rotunda. A small parking lot for visitors is located
behind the museum.