Washington and Lee University’s Staniar Gallery begins its 2012-2013 season with The Father Myths, an exhibition of ceramic sculptures by North Carolina artist Jim Tisnado. The show opens on Sept. 6 and will remain on view through Sept. 28.
The artist will give a public lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 5:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall’s Concert Hall. Immediately following the talk there will be a reception for the artist in the adjacent Lykes Atrium.
For this exhibition, Tisnado presents installations of ceramic works that reference the powerful influence of childhood memories. Often presented in multiples, the repetition of objects evokes the passage of time and an attempt to solidify the fleeting nature of memory. The impetus for each piece is a desire by the artist to not only reflect on his own relationship with his father but also to explore his own role as a parent.
Tisnado is associate professor at East Carolina University where he has taught in the ceramics area for 10 years.
Staniar Gallery is located on the second floor of Wilson Hall, in Washington and Lee University’s Lenfest Center for the Arts. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call (540) 458-8861.