The Travels in Ithaca: New Paintings by Scott Geeson considers the potential of art to promote individual and collective healing in the context of war and trauma. Staged as a retelling of the death of Odysseus and inspired by psychoanalyst Francine Shapiro's pioneering contributions to vision-based trauma recovery therapy, these graphic objects rethink the function of abstract painting and the social role of the artist in contemporary American culture. Preliminary research for the series was supported in part by The Idea Fund, a Texas re-granting initiative of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Select works were chosen to represent the Western US in the 2015 edition of New American Paintings.
Exhibition Opening Reception: Tuesday, February 9, 5:30 p.m. Exhibition on display through May 16.