Athens, Ga. – Daniel McFarlane, the Georgia Society of Contemporary Painters Visiting Graduate Artist, will present a gallery talk at the University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd School of Art on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 5 p.m. The talk will be held in the Graduate Drawing and Painting Gallery (room S365). McFarlane will discuss and answer questions about his work, which is currently on display in the gallery.
In his most recent group of paintings, McFarlane presents a set of diabolically constructed comments on the formal nature of painting itself. Each work functions as a self-contained dialogue-as both a serious kind of inquiry and its own playful, visual response. Chunks of wood and plywood, pink string, linoleum flooring, shreds of canvas, and leathery peels of acrylic paint all come together to challenge-and yet somehow reaffirm-all our notions of what painting is and should be.
The Georgia Society of Contemporary Painters is a collaborative of painting graduate students at the Lamar Dodd School of Art. The school is located at 270 River Road, Athens, Ga. For more information, see www.art.uga.edu.