Tula Telfair: Wilderness Does Not Locate Itself

10.29.2022 - 12.24.2022

Jerald Melberg Gallery

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Jerald Melberg Gallery is pleased to officially welcome American artist Tula Telfair to Charlotte.  An exhibition of her imagined landscape paintings will be presented in the artist’s inaugural solo exhibition with the gallery. A full color catalogue has been published for the occasion. The opening reception will be held at the gallery on Friday evening, October 28, with the artist in attendance from 6-8pm. There will also be a Coffee and Conversation artist lecture led by Telfair at the gallery Saturday, October 29, at 11am.

Although none of the subjects is literal, the powerful images Telfair recollects from her childhood and extensive travels inform each painting she creates. Throughout her career, Telfair has conceived all her landscape subjects from vivid imagination; remembering places she may have visited, or that may not actually exist. Her landscapes are lush and romantic, showing us the sublime grandeur of these fantastical places conjured with exceptional detail. Abrams Books published a monograph on Tula Telfair’s work entitled Invented Landscapes with Essays by Henry Adams, J. Michael Fay and Michael Roth in 2016.

Tula Telfair, a resident of Old Lyme, Connecticut, is a professor of Art at Wesleyan University in Middletown. Since 1978, her work has been exhibited at museums from Pennsylvania to California and galleries from New York to Sri Lanka. Telfair’s paintings may be found in numerous museum and public collections.

Jerald Melberg Gallery is located at 625 South Sharon Amity Road. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm. For more information about the exhibition please contact the gallery at 704.365.3000. To view works online, visit the gallery website at www.jeraldmelberg.com.


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