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Gordon Meinhard: The Lives of Tables


The work of Stamps alum Gordon Meinhard (BS Des 59) is being showcased at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center in Brattleboro, Vermont. His series, The Lives of Tables, is a collection of modernist paintings and drawings depicting tables that take on lives of their own.

Why tables? Meinhard says We spend a great amount of time at our tables, alone or with others. They are places to read or to dine, to work or to rest one’s head, or for some, perhaps, a place to dance. It is hard to ignore the similarities between ourselves and our tables. We have legs and feet which stabilize and carry us, a body mass which reveals the wear of age…My intent is for the viewer’s eye to travel, connecting line to line, color to form, and in this way to find a focus or lose the self in a process, an experience”

Meinhard has painted in Brattleboro for the past four decades and helped create the BMAC in the 1970s. His exhibition is on display now and runs through March 72020

The Lives of Tables
October 4, 2019 – March 72020
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon Street
Brattleboro, Vermont