W&L’s McCarthy Gallery Presents Exhibit by Artist Frank Hobbs

 “Steel Containers in Snow,” oil on linen, 22x26, 2012

“Steel Containers in Snow,” oil on linen, 22x26, 2012

An exhibition of paintings and monotypes by artist Frank Hobbs will be on view in the McCarthy Gallery at Washington and Lee University from Oct. 6 to Dec. 31.

Landscapes and figures will be on display in the gallery located in Holekamp Hall which is adjacent to the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics at W&L.

Hobbs, a native of Lynchburg, Va., is associate professor of painting and drawing at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio. From 1989-2004 Hobbs resided in Staunton, Va., where, in1992, he and four artist friends began the Beverley Street Studio School. Hobbs taught drawing at Washington and Lee from 1997 to 2004.

Since moving to Ohio in 2007 his focus has shifted to his new environment. The exhibition at the McCarthy Gallery will include the artist's interpretations of the Ohio landscape, work from Virginia and Italy, and a group of figure paintings from a series painted in Italy in 2010. Hobbs is best known for his landscape paintings of Virginia.

McCarthy Gallery hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Julie Cline
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jcline@wlu.edu
540-458-8954

 

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