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Exhibition Of Paintings By Art Professor Mary Vernon Opens On November 10

Vernon’s fourth solo exhibition at Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden combines ideas of color, time and landscape

A solo exhibition of paintings by Professor of Art Mary Vernon will be on view November 10-December 8 at the Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden, 6616 Spring Valley Road in Dallas. The show includes 30 recent paintings, and another 15 on yupo, a synthetic “tree-free” paper. This marks the fourth solo exhibition of Vernon’s work at Valley House.

“In this new show, ideas of color and its ability to renew form are joined with ideas about time (in a calendar) and specific landscapes (like Eastern Canada),” says Vernon. “There are illogical (but visually right) meetings of animals, sculptures, and spaces, and a new wall of paintings that seem like drawings.”

“Studio with Brown Dog,” 2011, oil and ink on gessobord, 36 x 36 inches, courtesy of Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden. A noted artist and member of the Meadows faculty since 1967, Vernon has served as chair of both the Division of Art and Department of Art History, and was named an Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor in 2006.

An opening reception with Vernon will be held Saturday, November 10 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the gallery, and she will give an artist’s talk on Tuesday, November 13 at 7 p.m. A 44-page catalogue documenting the exhibition will be available, including an interview with Vernon by fellow SMU art professor and printmaker Larry Scholder. Exhibition hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, call 972-239-2441 or visit www.valleyhouse.com.

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