Cemeteries are ideal locations for introspection, which suits painter and part-time gravestone restorer A. Lloyd du Pont just fine. Du Pont is a ponderer, and one of the topics she regularly ruminates on is her own internal workings, which she explores through the creation of large-scale multimedia journal pieces. The word journal connotes smallish dimensions, but the works in Journal Series: Genetically Wired are life-sized, each measuring 6 feet by 9 feet. In this case, journal refers to the deeply personal nature of the content — du Pont describes this series as "meditation paintings." Their creation over the past four years has helped her overcome personal hurdles and also examine broader concerns, such as the roles of women in society. Tonight's reception runs from 7 to 9, with a gallery talk at 6:30, at Greenlease Gallery (on the Rockhurst University campus, 1100 Rockhurst Road). The show continues through March 7. Call 816-501-4407 for details.
Jan. 23-March 1, 2009