Charles Goolsby Artist Talk

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Artist talk from 4-5 PM in Alex and Ani 138, followed by an opening reception in Bannister Gallery until 7 PM!

Painting of industrial park with reflections in shallow water

Join us in Alex and Ani 138 for an artist talk by Charles Goolsby, Professor of Art at Emory & Henry College, in connection with the Bannister Gallery exhibition Range of Motion, Landscapes by Charles Goolsby! Artist talk will be followed by an opening reception in the gallery. The exhibition is on view February 22-March 22.

Charles Goolsby’s oil paintings of landscapes reside between complete stillness and sweeping gestural chaos, specific place and fiction, rendered realism and ambiguous abstraction, and physical object and illusionary pictorial space. Within these dichotomies, his images result in visual expressions of beauty, familiarity, liminal transitions, and anxiety. His landscape imagery builds on 19th century American landscape painting traditions and implies a sense of contemporary issues including climate change, landscape transformation as a commodity to be consumed, and an effort to raise awareness that we, as humans, are often finding ourselves in isolation interacting with our locations.