Jim Condron oil - Night House Reception rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 18
Jan. 25, 2010
HARRISBURG – Landscape artist Jim Condron’s palette centers on trees and rocks, emphasizing light and changing light that captures a more immaterial vision. Condron’s oils are exhibited in “Home is where one starts from” Feb. 10-March 5 at the Rose Lehrman Art Gallery on the Harrisburg Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College. A postponed reception for the Maryland artist has been rescheduled for 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18 in the Rose Lehrman Arts Center. All are welcome.
Jim Condron’s tightly cropped paintings seem to be more about light and temperature than about landscape.
At the Red Door Gallery in Richmond, Va., where Condron has exhibited his work, a catalog essay describes Condron’s approach as “painting ordinary objects in his everyday environment with an eye that both affirms their presence and strips them Jim Condron oil - Cedar Houseof their materiality. But what at first might seem a deliberate estrangement of the familiar is in fact an entirely different project: an engagement with his subjects so intimate that it becomes impersonal.”
Of his own work, Condron says: “Painting is for me a simultaneous act of outer and inner contemplation. The landscape is my subject, but is more importantly a means for self discovery.
Condron has an M.F.A. from Maryland Institute College of Art Hoffberger School of Painting. After graduating from Colby College, he studied at the The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture between 1992 and 1995.
Recent solo exhibits of Condron’s work have been held at The Hermitage Foundation Museum, Norfolk, Va.; the Red Door Gallery(two person show),Richmond; Cornell University, Willard Straight Hall Gallery,Ithaca, N.Y.; and The Delaplaine,Frederic, Md. In 2009, he exhibited in a invitational exhibit atThomas Segal Gallery in Baltimore with David Campbell, Wolf Kahn and Trace Miller. In 2008, Condron participated in the ART in Embassies Program run by the U.S. Department of State, exhibiting at the United States Embassy Kathmandu in Nepal.
Condron’s work is in a number of national and international collections, including: Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundatino, Museum of Contemporary Art, Greece; Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, Calif.; and West Valley Museum of Art, Surprise, Ariz.
He teaches part-time at Maryland Institute College of Art, Stevenson University and Towson University.
Spring semester gallery hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, or by appointment. For more information, call 780-2435 or e-mail Kim Banister, gallery curator, at kebanist@hacc.edu. Visit the gallery on the HACC website: www.hacc.edu under the Rose Lehrman Arts Center and on Facebook.
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