Exhibition: BACKGROUND

February 17, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Lockhart Gallery in SUNY Geneseo McClellan House
26 Main Street
Geneseo, NY 14454
Cynthia Hawkins, Director of Galleries and Curator


The Lockhart Gallery is pleased to present recent paintings by Jonathan Daly, a resident of Western New York, and is from a family of artists. Daly writes about his work:
The paintings are careful arrangements of my rural Wyoming County surroundings and the items gleaned from its surface. The delicate coexistence between our natural roots and the synthetic fabrications of our species are at the heart of my imagery. The work examines the disconnect that permeates our relationship with the landscape we inhabit. From my daily observations, I seek to construct narrative compositions that directly reflect my specific experiences. My aesthetic choices revolve around finding beauty in an imperfect setting, and uncovering the rich subtleties that often go unnoticed within. Through my intimate connection with the land, I strive to elevate my subject matter from a personal realm to the universal.

Daly is from a family of artists, and his work is decidedly apart from the general landscape or still life painting. His is a conflation of still life and landscape. His does not seek to enliven, or enlighten with brightness or light; rather Daly’s work intervenes in our usual understanding of the role of such work. Paintings by Daly possess a feeling of foreboding, a shadowy, and a moody take on both genres. His does however, engage us deeply in his assertion of our misunderstanding of our relationship to the earth’s network of life.

Exhibition dates: February 1 – March 8, 2017

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday & Thursday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 1:00 – 5:00 PM

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