Artist Virginia Beahan will join Toby Jurovics, Joslyn's Chief Curator and Holland Curator of American Western Art, for a conversation about her work in the Abbott Lecture Hall. Program is free and open to the public.
During the five years that her mother lived with her in New Hampshire, Beahan turned her lens toward the family and the realm of the domestic. This body of work bears witness to the passing of time, and the endurance and fragility of life in this intimate setting.
Virginia Beahan creates luminous and finely detailed images with an 8”x10” view camera. Photographing the intersection between people and nature for over three
decades, Beahan's work describes the complexities of this relationship
in diverse geographic settings.
Virginia Beahan currently teaches in the Studio Art Department at Dartmouth College and resides in Lyme, New Hampshire. Her photographs are in numerous collections including New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Getty Center in Los Angeles. She has received grants and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Mellon Foundation and New England Council for the Arts.
Virginia Beahan (American, born 1946), Christina and Gram on Thanksgiving, New Hampshire
, 2004, chromogenic development print, 18 x 23 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
The Karen and Doug Riley Contemporary Artists Project Gallery
500-square-foot space in the Scott Pavilion suite of galleries, the
Riley CAP Gallery showcases nationally- and internationally-recognized
artists, as well as emerging talent, selected by Joslyn curators. A
rotating schedule of intimate, carefully focused exhibitions will
examine how artists engage with the world and respond to the issues that
challenge them creatively, bringing new perspectives on contemporary
art to Nebraska.
Riley CAP Gallery artists will be invited to
Joslyn for lectures and other public programs, giving audiences the
opportunity to gain insight into creative processes and contribute to an
expanded dialogue about new art. The first Joslyn gallery dedicated
exclusively to living artists, the Riley CAP Gallery represents an
important step in making contemporary art an even more integral
component of the Museum’s exhibition programming.