Paintings blend traditional western landscape with East Asian philosophical and psychological space
The Art Department of Hobart and William Smith Colleges announces a special exhibition of paintings by John Loftus, professor emeritus of art. A special reception will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5, at the Houghton House gallery. The reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public. The exhibition runs through Nov. 19.
Loftus taught painting at the Colleges from 1967 until his retirement in 1995. The exhibition at Houghton House on the Colleges campus shows paintings that span much of his career from the 1950s until the 1990s. Loftus was a student of the famous artist Hans Hoffman. Rooted in abstract expressionism and color field painting, Loftus' pieces blend traditional notions of western landscape painting with East Asian philosophical and psychological space.
The exhibition has been organized in conjunction with the 2004 Distinguished Faculty Award presentation, held on Oct. 22. Professor Loftus was honored along with late Professor of Women's Studies Toni Flores.
Houghton House gallery is open 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.