UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND GALLERIES
On view: January 30-April 3, 2020
Location: University of Maryland Art Gallery
Across the Pane: The Art of Djuna Barnes reintroduces and reexamines the visual production of the multi-talented American artist and author Djuna Barnes (1892-1982). Best known for her novel Nightwood (1936), Barnes had a diverse career as a writer, reporter, dramatist, illustrator, and painter. The exhibition explores Barnes’s artistic networks and, by showcasing twenty-first century art that responds to her oeuvre, it emphasizes Barnes’s ongoing relevance and impact. Contemporary works include archivally inspired prints by Lena Braun as well as Daviel Shy's The Ladies Almanack
. The title of the show, drawn from the text of a Barnes poem, speaks to the new and inevitably mediated experience of encountering this important and complicated modernist's work.
The Ladies Almanack will be shown twice daily for the duration of the show.
An exhibition preview and reception will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, from 5-7pm.