Forum Gallery presents Tula Telfair: Invented Landscapes, an exhibition of eleven paintings that are at once awe-inspiring and extremely personal. Although vividly detailed, the scenes she depicts are not found in nature; they are conjured from memory and imagination. Each painting recalls a real time and place in our memories, giving the viewer the opportunity to relive meaningful moments, experienced in the natural world. These landscapes are lush and romantic. The paintings show us the sublime grandeur of these fantastical places.
The book, Tula Telfair: Invented Landscapes, published by Abrams, is being released in conjunction with this exhibition. The hardcover volume contains 160 pages with essays by Henry Adams, Michael S. Roth, and J. Michael Fay. Henry Adams is the author of fourteen books on art, including the acclaimed biography, Eakins Revealed, and Tom and Jack: The Intertwined Lives of Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock. He is presently the Ruth Coulter Heede professor of art history at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Michael S. Roth, president of Wesleyan University, publishes essays, book reviews and commentaries in national media and scholarly journals. He lives in Connecticut. J. Michael Fay is an American biologist, ecologist, conservationist and is a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence.
Tula Telfair grew up in Africa, Asia and Europe before moving to the United States. Her work is featured in public collections around the world and has been widely exhibited. She is a professor of art at Wesleyan University and lives and works in Lyme, Connecticut.
Tula Telfair: Invented Landscapes opens with a reception for the artist on Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, and will be on view through Saturday, December 31, 2016. A new 160-page hardcover monograph, Tula Telfair: Invented Landscapes, published by Abrams, essays by Henry Adams, J. Michael Fay, and Michael S. Roth is available for $60 plus p&h.
Forum Gallery is located at 730 Fifth Avenue, Second Floor (entrance located on W. 56th St. between 5th & 6th Avenues), New York, NY 10019. The exhibition continues through Saturday, December 31, 2016. The entire exhibition may be viewed online at http://forumgallery.com/exhibition/tula-telfair-invented-landscapes-november-10-december-17-2016/. Forum Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5:30 pm, and closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays. Forum Gallery will be closed after 1 pm on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 and all day on Thanksgiving the 24th. During the Christmas holiday we will be closed Friday, December 23 and Saturday, December 24, 2016. For further information, please contact Kevin Dao, 212-355-4545; [email protected]