In keeping with the tradition of Thomas Jefferson's model and the McIntire School of Commerce's vision of developing well-rounded students, we support the diversity of art and its interaction with commerce. The John P. and Stephanie F. Connaughton Gallery, located on the third floor of Robertson Hall, is the perfect space for showcasing art generated by McIntire and UVA students. Featured exhibits in this art gallery are on a rotating basis and contingent upon the McIntire Art and Commerce (MAC) Committee's approval.
Lauchlan Davis, Artist
Clare Spooner, Artist
March 22 to June 18, 2021
Lauchlan Davis' Artist Statement
Through this series of paintings, I sought to capture the University architecture and the surrounding Virginia landscapes for each scene’s formal beauty, historical complexity, and emotional memory. The pigment, worked with a palette knife, is carefully layered, varied, and full of texture, giving the painting a vibrating quality. The thousands of vibrant paint strokes flow into and rebel against the structures they
represent. In the American South, we confront our home landscapes with our hearts both heavy and full. The ambiguities and microabstractions of painting provide the space to acknowledge both the beauty and complexity of our surroundings.
Karin Bonding, Co-Chair
- Karen Gellner
- Al Hoover
- Susan Howell
- Dot Kelly
Pam Malester (guest member)
George Sampson (A&S faculty member)
Rob Tharpe, Co-Chair