Art exhibition on mourning on display at CCSU

Published on Sunday, 17 March 2019 21:22
Written by Chris Fazio

Special to The Herald

NEW BRITAIN - “Rachel,” an exhibition of recent work from artist Chase Westfall, is on display through April 18 at Central Connecticut State University.

The exhibit takes a look at the subject of mourning through investigating expressions of loss and trauma through fictional and factional narratives.

The exhibit’s name comes from the archetype of the mourning mother (the biblical Rachel).

“Rachel” includes painting, sculpture, print, photographic and performance work.

“Rachel” is curated by CCSU Assistant Professor of Art Layet Johnson.

Westfall lives and works in Richmond, Virginia. His recent exhibitions include “Control” at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art and “Resist Evil” at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Fla.

Westfall is a recent recipient of the Florida Prize in Contemporary Art.

Regular gallery hours are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The CCSU Art Gallery is at 1615 Stanley St.

Posted in New Britain Herald, , New Britain on Sunday, 17 March 2019 21:22. Updated: Sunday, 17 March 2019 21:24.