University of Virginia's McIntire Department of Art Exhibits the Work of Three Graduating Artists

December 11, 2007

Dec. 11, 2007 — The University of Virginia's McIntire Art Department presents the Fall 2007 Graduating Studio Arts Show. The show will be open Wednesday, Dec. 12 through Friday, Dec. 14 and Monday, Dec. 17, through Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Off Grounds Gallery near the corner of Ridge and West Main streets. There will be a reception on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The show consists of the work of three artists — painter and sculptor Cordelia Shemo, painter Kathleen Leary and painter Ingrid Opitz.

Shemo's work consists mainly of oil paintings and bronze
sculptures that explore the ideas and images of mythology and imagination.

In her work, Leary explores different people and places in Charlottesville, which have shaped her time living and working in town for the past four years. It is a study focusing on portraiture and atmosphere, as she has experienced them here as an artist.

Opitz's exhibit is comprised of paintings and drawings that explore the figure and it's relationship to interior spaces.