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Teresa Cole (American, born 1961), Saffron (detail), 2017, dyed, folded, and laser-cut Japanese paper with white screenprinting, each panel 12 x 9 inches, installation dimensions variable, Lent courtesy of the artist. © Teresa Cole
Oct 27, 2017
throughDec 08, 2017
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Saffron by Teresa Cole is on view October 27, through December 8, 2017, in the Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature, University of Richmond Museums. Teresa Cole (American, born 1961) is a contemporary artist based in New Orleans, and she is a professor of art at Tulane University where she teaches printmaking. She is known for her large-scale installation print work created primarily in relief and screenprinting. Cole’s interest in appropriating varied cultural expressions has led to national and international visiting artist engagements and exhibitions.

About the exhibition

This project, titled Saffron, references time spent by the artist in the Mustang region of Western Nepal in April 2015 when an earthquake of great magnitude hit. The country was devastated and more than 8,000 Nepalese lost their lives. Leading workshops with University of Richmond students and the community, the artist has created an installation that brings attention to the immense loss and serves as a memorial for those who are gone. Made of dyed, printed, and laser-cut Japanese paper, the walls of the West Gallery in the Lora Robins Gallery are covered with yellow-orange pages that are each unique and flutter with the slightest movement, and as the artist states, “like a prayer in the wind.”

Organized by the University of Richmond Museums, the exhibition was coordinated by Richard Waller, Executive Director, University Museums, and Tanja Softić, Professor of Art, Department of Art and Art History, University of Richmond, in collaboration with the artist. The exhibition is presented in cooperation with the University’s Departments of Art and Art History, International Education, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The project and related programs are made possible in part with the support of the University’s Cultural Affairs Committee. Teresa Cole’s opening lecture is presented as part of the Department of Art and Art History’s 2017-2018 Lecture Series.


Thursday, October 26, 2017, 6 to 8 p.m.
6 p.m., Lecture, Carole Weinstein International Center Commons
“Exchange” Teresa Cole, artist and Professor of Art, Tulane University, New Orleans
7 to 8 p.m., Reception and preview of the exhibition
Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature


Saffron by Teresa Cole

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