GENESEO – SUNY Geneseo’s Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery will soon be filled with the diverse works of painter Thomas MacPherson, dating from 1985 to 2015.
According to a press release from Cynthia Hawkins, Director of Galleries at SUNY Geneseo, MacPherson has been a painter and professor at the college for more than 30 years, but in recent years his work has focused on depictions of his Italian and Scottish family heritage, producing detailed figurative scenes of family, religion and the world of American history they lived.
“MacPherson’s paintings have crossed a number of boundaries of the visual, from abstraction to figuration,” said Hawkins. “His materials output range from oil and watercolor to the twelfth to sixteenth century media egg tempera.”
MacPherson has been a Professor of Studio Art at Geneseo since 1985. He received a Mid-Career Summer Research Fellowship to study egg tempera painting in Italy. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions that include: the University Gallery, Rochester Institute of Technology, Roz Steiner Gallery, Genesee Community College, the Tyler Gallery, SUNY Oswego, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Sacramento, CA, The Reed Gallery, University Of Maine at Presque Isle, the Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL, The Atlanta Artists Center, Atlanta, GA and many other institutions.
All are welcome to come to the opening reception and gallery talk by MacPherson on Wednesday, March 25, from 5p.m. to 7p.m. The gallery is free of charge and open to the public.
Feel free to contact Hawkins at (585) 245-5813 or hawkins@Geneseo.edu. The gallery’s normal hours are Wednesday – Thursday: 1:00p.m. to 4:000 p.m., Friday – Saturday: 1:00p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
PHOTO CAPTION: Artwork by Thomas MacPherson. (Photo/Cynthia Hawkins)
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