Memphis- The Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University (CBU) is proud to announce the exhibit “Preserve & Protect” featuring the work of Nancy White beginning January 6 through February 17. An opening reception will be held on Friday, January 6, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the gallery on the lower level of Plough Memorial Library.
In this exhibit, White pays special attention to the simple things that she uses as symbols. She notes, “I work with imagery that I see in my life to create allegory. I put things in an order which I can live with. Hopefully, the viewer can as well. If it makes you smile, that’s good.”
In her artwork, White reflects on the natural world in relation to man and the world at large. “I watch the migration of birds and think about the people coming into this country,” states White. “I watch the pecking order in animals and think about the pecking order in the human race. I watch the severe weather happenings and think about the earth, what it is going through, and about the creatures that live on it. One of them being man.”
White is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Memphis. Her award winning work has been featured in regional and national competitive exhibitions since 1969, and she has had numerous solo and two-person exhibitions in commercial and public galleries. White graduated from Alfred University with a M.F.A. in Ceramics and earned a Bachelors of Arts in Art Education from Florida Atlantic University.
In addition, the foyer of the gallery will be displaying “Vicissitudes” by Norman Soskel.
Hours at the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery are Monday-Thursday, 7:45 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.; Friday, 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, closed; and Sunday, 1:00-11:00 p.m. Hours may vary due to university schedules. Call (901) 321-3243 to verify, or visit the website at www.cbu.edu/library/gallery. ###