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"Genius Loci:" Landscape Paintings by Wynn Yarrow

Published: 
1 year 19 weeks ago

Yarrow draws on memory, imagination and intuition to create landscapes that resonate with the spirit of place, genius loci.

Wynn Yarrow’s work is landscape as metaphor for the inner life.  It exists in the shadowland between technique and vision; emotion and intellect; the physical realm and the spiritual one. The colors, light and design elements of her landscapes reflect the mystery and wonder of the natural world.

Yarrow is the artist-in-residence of The Rockwell Museum, Corning, NY, an affiliate of Smithsonian Institution. Her work has been exhibited in national and international exhibits, including Re-Presenting Representation, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY; Night Visions, Coconino Cultural Center, Flagstaff, AZ; and Unfolding a solo show on four floors at Northwestern Seminary, Roberts Wesleyan University, Rochester, NY. Yarrow’s work is in the collections of Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA and Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA.   She is a recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts individual creative arts fellowship and an ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes Artist Crossroads fellowship.

 “Transitions are meaningful and emotionally charged times in human life; so I tend to paint times of transition in nature.  My best known work explores transition in the night sky, where change occurs swiftly,” says Yarrow. 

Listen to a 6-minute interview with Wynn Yarrow on WSKG.