Inspired by The Forest Unseen—An Installation on exhibit November 20—January 15, 2016
From Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design —
After a year of reading, hiking, recording, reflecting and sketching, Lendon Noe is exhibiting her installation Inspired by The Forest Unseen for the first time. For the past 10 years Noe’s work has featured aspects of natural history through site specific thematic installations, including: drawings, paintings, collages, image transfers and assemblages.
This installation is inspired by David Haskell’s book, The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature. A professor of biology at the University of the South, Haskell returned to a one-square-meter “mandala” of old growth forest off one of the trails for one year and wrote about what he observed. His writings struck a chord with Noe, and she began to keep a sketchbook recording her own observations and responding to his. An advocate for the continued appreciation and awareness of the beauty of nature, she has used her art to join in on the conversation, just as she believes Haskell’s work invites readers to.
Jackson, TN resident, Lendon has been a professor of art, head of the School of Arts and Communications, and chair of the Visual Art Department at Lambuth University. She graduated from Rollins College in Florida, earning a B.A. in art and English literature. She completed her M.S. in art education at UT Knoxville and her M.F.A. in painting and mixed media at Vermont College. For more information on Noe, visit lendonnoe.com.
Join us for an informal gallery talk with Lendon Noe on Thursday, December 10 at 1 p.m., at the Tennessee Arts Commission. It’s free and open to the public.
The Tennessee Arts Commission gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, or to schedule a galley walk through, contact Krishna Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615.532.9798.