Washington and Lee University: IDA FLOREAK: "Punctuated Evolution"

October 14, 2019

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Washington and Lee University
Lenfest Center for the Arts
Lexington, VA 24450

Box Office 540-458-8000

Art Exhibit: Wednesday, October 2 - Friday, November 1, 2019
Lenfest Center/Staniar Gallery. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

Artist Lecture & Reception: Wednesday, October 16, 5:30pm
Lenfest Center/Wilson Hall/Concert Hall and reception immediately afterwards in Lykes Atrium.

"Punctuated Evolution" presents a combination of photorealistic paintings and abstract drawings by New Orleans-based artist Ida Floreak. Bones, leaves, insects and other artifacts of the natural world are carefully rendered and composed on her canvases to create poetic studies of the beauty inherent in the natural world. Her recent series of non-representational drawings rely more on instinct than observation. Moving between controlled, realistic painting and loose, abstract drawing, Floreak is exploring artistic relationships between the scientific and mystical, knowledge and intuition. Floreak holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design where she studied painting and scientific illustration.

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