Ovation: Solo Exhibition by Eva Lundsager
Ovation is Eva Lundsager's first solo exhibition in Boston. A painter who has exhibited internationally since her first show at the legendary Gracie Mansion Gallery in 1989, this body of work focuses on ten medium to large size oil on canvas paintings that celebrate atmosphere over representation, and the act of painting over the process of analyzing. The generously sized works are visual cues for the viewer to simply exist in front of a work of art. The artist encourages disassociating from categorizations and labels. Above all, Ovation is a celebration of experiencing art for art’s sake.
About the artist
Eva Lundsager has been exhibiting her art for more than three decades, including multiple solo shows in New York at the Greenberg Van Doren, Van Doren Waxter, and Jack Tilton galleries. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, the St. Louis Art Museum, and the Whanki Foundation in Seoul, and it has been covered in Art in America, Artforum, Bomb, the Brooklyn Rail, the New York Times, the New Yorker, and Time Out New York. She attended the University of Maryland and received her MFA from Hunter College. After living in New York for sixteen years, she spent a decade in Saint Louis, MO, where she often watched the quickly changing weather and dramatic skies. In 2012 she moved with her family to Boston, where she maintains a studio in Framingham, and teaches painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. Recent exhibitions include the 2019 deCordova Museum Biennial in Lincoln, MA; and American Genre: Contemporary Painting, curated by Michelle Grabner, at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Portland, ME. She is a Guggenehim Fellow in painting.