Charlotte Seifert
1 February - 20 April 2007

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     The paintings in the Williams Gallery show are grounded in the landscape, but they accentuate mood and atmosphere rather than literal space.  The work is energetic and painterly, combining broad masses of color with delicate lines to form land, sky and foliage.  In one of the paintings, Highway, thick swirls of earth and pastel tones create the sensation of driving through a canopy of clouds above the earth. The works in the exhibit are evocative rather than realistic.

     “I am interested in painting as a way of remembering,” says Seifert.  “As I paint, the images evolve and recall places I know, like the Texas Coast or New Mexico or Vermont.  Often, the painting will reveal a feeling that I experienced at a certain moment in a certain location, as I stood on the beach or walked through a field.”

     Seifert lives and works in Dallas, Texas.  She received her BFA and MFA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas where she has taught as an adjunct professor and in the Community Education Department.  She maintains a studio in Dallas and has exhibited widely in Texas.  The Norwood-Flynn Gallery in Dallas represents her.

     Her sons graduated from Washington and Lee University.  During the past six years, she and her husband have traveled often to Virginia. 

     The Williams Gallery is located in The Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics on the campus of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.  The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to midnight, Monday through Sunday.
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