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Dawn Clements to Give Artist Talk at U.Va.

March 23, 2009 — The University of Virginia's McIntire Department of Art presents a public lecture by artist Dawn Clements on April 16 at 1:30 p.m. in Campbell Hall, room 153.

Clements, working primarily with drawing with various media on paper, creates richly intricate images of her own environment or renderings of film or television stage sets.

She is known for her large, panoramic drawings that encompass an entire exhibition space. The Kinz + Tillou Gallery of New York writes: "Clements explores a world of interiors, arduously rendering either her own immediate environment in a series of detailed and expressive drawings or capturing the staged sets of films and soap operas by continually replaying and carefully observing them."

Clements lives in New York City and teaches at Sarah Lawrence and Brooklyn College. A selection of her many exhibitions include Feigen Contemporary Gallery in New York, the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the Pump House Gallery in London and the Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Her artwork is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art and the Tang Museum.

In addition to her public lecture, Clements will be leading U.Va.'s Advanced Painting Students in a studio critique.

This lecture is sponsored by the McIntire Department of Art, the Provost's Arts Enhancement Fund and Arts$.

For information, call 434-924-6123.

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