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Nancy W. McFarland Show - Greenwich Art Society Gallery

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

During the month of February the Greenwich Art Society Gallery is presenting the Nancy W. McFarland Show featuring "The Figure of Abstract Composition" paintings from her private collection.

The show will run from February 2 - February 28, 2020 at the Greenwich Art Society Gallery - 299 Greenwich Avenue in Central Greenwich.

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Artist Statement

Painting is the culmination of my life of image making.  

It alone is the ultimate gratification that comes from the sheer joy of directly applying soft, buttery oil paint to a beautifully textured surface in order to present new views of our common bodies’ landscapes—by coming in close to the exquisite interstices, large and small, within the surfaces of the figure; those we hardly notice, but that exist in all humans, and then to discover the magnificent geometry, design, surface texture, varying light dynamics and surprise abstract shapes.  This visual joy is what I aim to convey to the viewer of my paintings.



About Nancy McFarland

Having received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute, Nancy Wartella McFarland continued to spend many years studying the human form throughout her long international career as an illustrator, art director and photographer.  

Her artistic vision was shaped by her close proximity to the Abstract Expressionists in New York, including her studies with Jack Tworkov and James Brooks, her lengthy work with still-life composition and lighting, and the close collaboration with her husband and his parallel career in sculpture.  This all added to her artistic  imperative to create  larger-than-life figure compositions which are bold yet sensuous, highlighting the subtleties and often-overlooked nuances and negative spaces of the human form.  This is done with skilled classical rendering techniques and results in paintings that are elegant, not shy, and sometimes startling.

Nancy has recently received the 2019 Dagny Hultgreen Prize for Painting at the Greenwich Arts Society 102nd Annual Exhibition at the Bendheim Gallery.  She works from her studio in Westport, Connecticut.

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Additional Details

Where: Greenwich Art Society Gallery, 299 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830 When: Monday - Friday from 10am - 5pm, Saturday & Sunday 12pm - 4pm

Note: All works can be purchased by contacting the Greenwich Art Society 203-629-1533 between 9:30am - 3:30pm Monday through Friday; or by emailing admin@greenwichartsociety.org

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February 19

10:00 am


Greenwich Art Society Gallery

299 Greenwich Avenue
CT 06830
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