SHEPPARD CONTEMPORARY NEWS RELEASE – Sheppard Contemporary is proud to present Two by Land, a two-person painting exhibition featuring the work of Nicole Donnelly and Katherine Sandoz who explore the notion of reimagined landscapes. Working within a long tradition of American landscape painting, Donnelly and Sandoz create colorful and abstract interpretations of real or imaginary environments. Using their surroundings as inspiration, the landscape becomes a starting point for a series of reactions, responses, emotions, and gestures. Both artists utilize unnatural and natural hues within their compositions to convey their own unique view of the world around them.
Intrigued by the people and landscapes of Savannah and coastal Georgia, Katherine Sandoz paints daily in her studio in Vernonburg. Sandoz’ work exhibits regionally, nationally and internationally. She also illustrates for various editorial and advertisingclients. She blogs nearly as much as she paints regarding the same subjects: painting, art and daily life in the South.
Nicole Donnelly is a Philadelphia-based painter, printmaker, hand papermaker, installation artist, curator, and shadow puppet enthusiast. Shereceived her MFA from the University of Iowa in 2009 and her BA from Bennington College. She recently received grants and fellowships to complete residencies at the Vermont Studio Center (2011) and the Women’s Studio Workshop (2010). She has exhibited her work throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, South Korea, and Germany.
Join the artists on April 4, as they discuss their work and the exhibition at Sheppard Contemporary. The lecture will be held at 5:30 p.m., in the Wells Fargo Auditorium, Knowledge Center Room 124, with the reception to follow in Sheppard Contemporary, Church Fine Arts Building. The exhibition, curated by Megan Berner and Ahren Hertel, runs from April 1 through 26, 2013.
Sheppard Gallery programming is supported in part by the Associated Students of the University of Nevada, Reno and the Graduate Student Association, National Endowment for the Arts, Nevada Arts Council, City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission, University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Liberal Arts, School of Art Visiting Artist Fund, Department of Art, and Friends of Sheppard Gallery.