By Janel Shoun on 10/7/2011
Humus: A Collaboration of 21st Century Painters
John C. Hutcheson Gallery, James D. Hughes Center
The Lipscomb University Art Department welcomes the work of Gary Stephan, Judy Simonian and Wes Sherman in Humus, a new exhibition of 21st century painters. This exhibit of abstract painting will open on Monday, Oct. 17, in the John C. Hutcheson Gallery in Lipscomb’s Hughes Center. The gallery is open Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., at no cost to the public.
In addition, participating artist and alumnus Wes Sherman will give a free guest lecture at 7 p.m. in Ward Hall. Reception to follow.
Lipscomb alumnus Wes Sherman has been painting for 19 years and has had 25 solo shows. Sherman, who grew up in Shady Valley, Tenn., received his graduate degree from Rutgers University, where he was the recipient of a Fellowship for Painting from the New Jersey Council for the Arts. His work has shown in many venues in Tennessee, including Trahern Gallery, Slocumb Galleries, The Arts Company in Nashville and various businesses and public offices. He currently lives and works in New York City.
Gary Stephan has shown his work in many galleries throughout the nation since the 1960s. His art has shown in galleries such as Bykert Gallery, Many Boone, Hirschl and Adler, Margo Leavin and Daniel Weinberg. Stephan has won honors from the National Endowment of the Arts, Guggenheim Foundations and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He currently teaches in the MFA program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Judy Simonian is currently showing at the Edward Thorp Gallery in New York City. She has received many awards, including two Adolph and Esther Fellowships, a California Consideration for The Arts Grant, a MacDowell Residency Fellowship and residency fellowships at Blue Mountain Center and Virginia Center for The Arts Foundation Valparaiso in Spain. She is teaching at the Cooper Union in New York City.