July 20, 2019 Taos, New Mexico

The Harwood Museum of Art

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Artist talk with Sandra Lerner
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 2:00 pm

Artist talk with Sandra Lerner

George E. Foster gallery


Sandra Lerner was a resident at the Wurlitzer Foundation in 1978 and 1989.

 “ For the last decade, I have been using Encaustic Medium to investigate the mystical, geometric order of Nature.  I have appropriated the precise lines found in Celestial charts, maps, and basic geometry superimposed onto organic growth, landscapes, and skies.  The intent is to make works that retain a measure of the mystery of nature but also refer to the clarity of science."

 Lerner will be speaking about her work and experiences with the Wurlitzer Foundation.

 Established in 1954, The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico is the oldest artist residency program west of the Mississippi. For over sixty years, the program has brought hundreds of visual artists, writers and composers to Taos. Through grants to painters, poets, sculptors, writers, playwrights, screenwriters, composers, photographers and filmmakers, of national and international origin, many resident artists fell in love with Taos and remained in the area after their residency had ended. Since the 1950’s with the first grantee, Agnes Martin, the number of artists who have been introduced to Taos by The Wurlitzer has grown, with contributions by Takayama, Stroh, and Dasburg to name just a few.