Exhibit Explores Shapes and Colors of Ohio River Valley
Posted on Monday, February 14, 2011 [7:57 PM]
the 17 paintings the Louisville, Ky., artist has
on display through Feb. 24 in the Lucretia C.
Begley Art Gallery.
COLUMBIA, Ky. --
Rivers have inspired humankind since the beginning of art. But in a
current exhibit at Lindsey
Wilson College, artist Lynn Dunbar's works take
a somewhat nontraditional of the
In 17 oil paintings on display in the LWC
Lucretia C. Begley Gallery, Dunbar explores the shape and colors of
the Ohio River Valley from an
aerial point of view.
The public is invited to meet
Dunbar and discuss her latest work at reception,
which will be held at 3 p.m. on
Thursday, Feb. 24, in the LWC W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital
Hall, room 100. That will be followed by a 4:30 p.m. CT
presentation in the Begley Gallery. Both events are
free and open to the public.
Dunbar, who works in a studio
in Louisville, Ky., said she
got the idea for her recent exhibit while working on a book for the
Air Painters Association.
"When I was working on that
project it occurred to me that this would be an
excellent way to show the river and also different aspects of
agriculture as well," she said.
To create the 17 paintings in her exhibit at
Lindsey Wilson, Dunbar shot pictures out of a
window of a chartered plane where she said she chased "patterns and
play of light across the land's surface through seasonal
"This project took me a couple of years, but it
was very interesting to see the river and farms from this
perspective," she said.
A graduate of Purdue (Ind.) University, Dunbar
began her career as a commercial artist with advertising agencies
before becoming a full-time artist.
Her work over the years has portrayed scenes of
life around her with colorful and energetic strokes. She has
strived to capture what she calls "fleeting moments of light and
feeling through luminous colors and expressive
"A good piece of art can transport us to a
different season, time, or place," she said.
Dunbar's work expresses ephemeral moments of
light and atmosphere and moments of transitory beauty with
impressionist style. Her works also convey a love of the land, as
well as the spirituality of everyday life.
Dunbar said she hopes viewers of her current
exhibit will "smile when they see my paintings."
"I hope they smile because it's kind of cool,
and I hope they feel unbalanced looking at them because they are a
little off-kilter," she said.
Lynn Dunbar's exhibit will be on display
through Feb. 24 in the
Art Gallery, which is in the
HumanitiesCenter, 155 South Blue Raider Drive.
Gallery hours are 8 a.m-4 p.m. CT Monday-Friday. A reception will
be held at 3 p.m. CT on Feb. 24, with a presentation to follow at
4:30 p.m. CT.