Mixed-media installations by artist Judith Page on display at Fairfield University's Lukacs Gallery


The striking mixed-media installations of artist Judith Page will be on display at the Lukacs Gallery, March 26 through April 18, in an exhibit titled "Flesh and Blood." An opening reception for the show is scheduled for Tuesday, March 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. A lecture will follow.

The exhibit opens with a group of small, painted portraits that Page created by altering photographs of her subjects. Other works on display were influenced by Page's upbringing in Lexington, Ky., and the Southern Gothic literary tradition represented by writers such as Flannery O'Connor. "My sculptures emerge from a Gothic sensibility," she says, "a place where horror and beauty exist in close proximity, where innocence encounters depravity, where the spirit is consumed and revived from moment to moment."

Page's mixed-media installations - drawing, painting, sculpture and collage - have been exhibited widely in galleries across the United States, from Nashville to New Orleans to Jacksonville. A resident of Brooklyn, N.Y., Page was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award for painting in 1998, and has received fellowships in painting and sculpture from the State of Florida.

Admission to the Page exhibit is free. The Lukacs Gallery, located in Loyola Hall, Room 17, is open weekday afternoons and most evenings. The gallery is closed for Easter recess, Thursday, March 28 through Monday, April 1. For specific hours, call (203) 254-4000, x2476.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on March 26, 2002

Vol. 34, No. 175