William Christenberry: A Legacy at Studio Gallery
The internationally renowned artist, the late William Christenberry, is best known for his evocative photographs of his original home, Hale County, Alabama. Adding to the wide esteem are his many collages, assemblages, paintings, drawings and sculptures, reflecting his unique viewpoints on the American South.
Another of Christenberry’s many significant achievements is his role as teacher and mentor for hundreds of students at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C. From 1968 until his retirement 40 years later, he was an exemplary guiding force for aspiring artists. Those who studied with him owe a major debt for his challenging and inspiring instruction.
Studio Gallery, a long-standing collective of local artists, is home to a uniquely high concentration of artists who were influenced by Christenberry's teachings. Twelve of thirty-eight members in this cooperative gallery studied with him.
To celebrate the Christenberry effect, Studio Gallery is presenting an exhibition highlighting his continuing influence. By showing artworks that closely reflect his mentoring, the participating members aim to demonstrate his positive impact on them, both personally and artistically.
With this exhibit, Studio Gallery highlights a major facet of William Christenberry's long list of achievements while honoring his legacy.
Curated by Harriet Lesser.
First Friday Reception: Friday, January 5, 6-8 pm
Artist’s Reception: Saturday, January 20, 4-6 pm
Closing Reception: Saturday, January 27, 4-6pm