Painting and Drawing Teacher Jō Adachi’s Life In Progress: Chapter 40: A Sabbatical is on display in the Walton Lobby Gallery now through November 14, 2019.
The exhibit showcases a collection of Jō’s work created over a few years with a focus on paintings completed during his sabbatical in the spring of 2019. Jō’s goal for the sabbatical was to gain a holistic understanding of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Visual Arts curriculum by immersing himself in his own art-making process and professional development.
“I arrived at George School in late August 2011, the year when my first child was born. Since then I have been reflecting on my life and what it means to be an artist, a father, and an educator in today’s climate,” said Jō. “In my recent work, I feature contemplative figures placed against a meadow, a tree, and a supermoon. My interest is in the contemplation of nature and the experience of life in a personally symbolic and significant narrative.”
A gallery talk and reception will take place on Thursday, October 24 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Walton Lobby Gallery at George School, and is open to the public.
Jō earned his Master of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York, and his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Notre Dame. He has exhibited in a wide range of venues such as the South Bend Regional Museum of Art in Indiana and the Queens Museum of Art in New York City. Learn more about Jō and his artwork.
Check out George School’s Arts Calendar for upcoming visual and performing arts events.