An exhibit of paintings and works on paper, "Serious Play," by Kathleen Carey Hall, is on display at the Williams Gallery in Huntley Hall at Washington and Lee University until Dec. 30.
The exhibit is sponsored by W&L's Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics and is free and open to the public.
Hall works from observation in painting, drawing and printmaking. Much of her current work resides somewhere between still life and landscape. In her studio, a combination of toys, found objects and detritus come together into ambiguous environments. The union of these diverse elements, each with their own histories, begets unusual narratives.
Hall also draws from art history and is particularly influenced by early Italian and northern Renaissance painting.
She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and her M.F.A. from the University of New Hampshire. She has also studied at the New York Studio School and at the University of Lyon in France.
Some of the works on exhibit are landscapes from a trip to Ascoli Piceno, Italy. Hall currently lives in New York.
The hours of Williams Gallery are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.