Roy Nydorf Retrospective Receiving Wide Acclaim
A solo exhibition at Green Hill Center for NC Art showcases more than 200 works by Professor of Art Roy Nydorf, who has taught at Guilford since 1978.
Roy Nydorf | Four Decades, on display through June 10, marks only the sixth time in the Green Hill gallery’s 37-year history that it has honored an artist with a solo retrospective. The paintings, drawings, prints and wood sculptures feature mythical figures, portraits, landscapes, narrative street scenes and bathers.
The exhibition is accompanied by a 36-page color catalog with an essay by Christopher Benfey ’77, whose latest book is Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay, has. Nydorf is featured in the book, and one of his drawings, Leopard Moth 2, is reproduced in it.
Benfey will be in conversation with Nydorf during a public event Wednesday, May 23, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the center. Admission is free. Benfey is an author, critic, poet and Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College.
Also, on Sunday, June 3, from 3-5 p.m., the center will host a visual and culinary voyage to Tuscany through a slide presentation by Roy and his wife, Terry Hammond. Tuscan specialties prepared by chef Mary Lacklen will be served. To register, call 336-333-7460. Hammond is director and curator of Guilford College Art Gallery.
View photos of works in the exhibit on Green Hill Center’s gallery on Flickr.
Read the April 19 goTriad cover story about Nydorf and the exhibition.
Listen to the May 16 Triad Arts up Close interview with Nydorf on WFDD.
Read about Nydorf’s exhibition in the April issue of US Airways Magazine.
Green Hill Center is located at 200 N. Davie St. in downtown Greensboro.