New York City artist Jane Swavely, known for her large, color-saturated abstractions, will take part in a virtual conversation with Julie Lohnes, director and curator of Art Collections and Exhibitions, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 5-6 p.m.
Swavely is the current exhibiting artist at the Mandeville Gallery.
Inspired by contemporary images, Swavely’s canvases depict abstracted forms and colors, but they are based in the landscape tradition, “exploring the boundary between the conscious and the subconscious, deriving inspiration from both the natural environment and supernatural forces.”
The paintings “simultaneously point to the history of the medium while maintaining a firm conversation in the now,” Swavely says. “My aim is to create a place of space and light to inspire a shift in perception that is at once familiar and unfamiliar.”
Swavely’s solo exhibition is at the Mandeville Gallery through 2020. However, due to safety measures related to COVID-19, viewing is limited to the Union College campus community only.