Mad Men Era Artist Nessim to be Exhibited at HPU

"Separating Screen"

“Separating Screen”

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 8, 2014 – High Point University will exhibit the works of internationally renowned artist Barbara Nessim in “Barbara Nessim: Mad Men Era Artist & Illustrator.” The exhibition will run Oct. 27 – Dec. 2 in the Sechrest Art Gallery at HPU. An artist talk, in association with the HPU Faculty Cultural Enrichment Grant, will be held at 7 p.m.on Nov. 7 in the gallery. A reception and book signing will directly follow the presentation at 8 p.m. The exhibit, artist talk and reception are all free and open to the public.

The exhibition includes sketchbooks, prints, drawings, computer graphics, artist’s books and other publications, many featured in magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar and Esquire. Several artworks in the exhibition are also included in HPU’s Permanent Collection.

“Barbara Nessim has been a vital contributor and influential trendsetter in the art world over the past several decades,” says Maxine Campbell, director and curator of the Sechrest Gallery. “Women who built careers as illustrators in the ‘Mad Men’ era were few and far between. The work that she produced was a wonderful evocation of the New York art, fashion and music scene.”

Nessim is an American artist, illustrator and educator. Her work has been exhibited at the Kunst Museum and Louvre. The Museum of Modern Art in Sweden, Smithsonian Institute, Victoria & Albert Museum and the Hungarian National Gallery in Budapest also include her work as part of their permanent collections.

Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Admission is free. Call 336-841-4680 for further information.

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