Tula Telfair: Wilderness Does Not Locate Itself
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.
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, including those of the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, Asheville Art Museum, the Federal Reserve Bank, General Electric Corporation, the Hudson River Museum, NBC Universal, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and Omni Hotels.