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Ellen Lanyon: The Persistence of Invention

​​​​September 14 – November 18, 2012​​

In her distinguished career, Ellen Lanyon (1926–2013) explored a range of visual imagery, from the exotic manifestations of the natural world to material culture: objects such as antique tools or kitchen equipment, somehow bridging the distance between categories through evocative titles and scrupulous examination of form. On a broader level, Lanyon's work reflects an experimental approach to painting and pleasure in its ability to re-present the world. This exhibition brought paintings from 1969 to the present together with a selection of found objects that filled her studio.