December 19, 2022 – February 13, 2023
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: January 21, 2023, 6:00 – 8:30pm
Chesapeake Arts Center is very pleased to announce the temporary installation of New York artist Lisa Weinblatt’s SCHOOL LUNCH series in our Hal Gomer Gallery! This exhibition will provide our visitors with a unique opportunity to see these large, expertly-crafted, and incredibly important series of paintings in person. Join us on the evening of January 21st for a special opportunity to meet the artist and listen to her give a presentation about her work.
“SCHOOL LUNCH is a visual essay of contemporary student life in real educational settings. Current cross-cultural issues and their emotional attitudes are explored in the shared experience of school lunch. SCHOOL LUNCH is generated from direct observation, drawing on-site, in lunchrooms and campuses of High Schools and Colleges. Each individual in my paintings, drawn in the moment, in an actual person.
My goal is to create humanistic awareness in a framework that is universally recognized. SCHOOL LUNCH underlines perceptions which affirm cultural identity, brings together ideas espousing contemporary social, gender and political concerns while encouraging a belief in the quality of human spirit.”