The University of Virginia’s McIntire Department of Art presents a solo exhibition by New York painter Margaret McCann, titled “From Rome to Atlantic City,” in Ruffin Hall Gallery from Oct. 26 to Dec 7.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be on “Final Friday,” Oct. 26, at 5:30 p.m.
The artist will give a lecture about her work on Oct. 29 at 5:30 p.m., in Campbell Hall, room 158.
“From Rome to Atlantic City” surveys the artist’s work for the past seven years through the different geographic locations where she has lived and painted. Curated by painting professor Megan Marlatt of U.Va.’s College of Arts & Sciences, it introduces her students and the public to the talent and humor of McCann’s work.
Art critic John Seed, in the essay “La Straniera,” writes: “McCann’s recent paintings are masterpieces of intense, compressed weirdness that allow her to ask metaphysical questions in fantastic, theatrical situations.”
A catalog will accompany the exhibition. The exhibition, catalog and lecture are sponsored by the McIntire Department of Art and Arts$.