On May 21, 2014, the Meridian Gallery will host a publication celebration for "Peoplescapes -- My Story from Purging to Painting" by Nancy Calef with Jody Weiner along with a curated exhibition of the author’s oil and mixed media paintings and pen and ink drawings, many of which are featured in the book.
In "Peoplescapes," artist Nancy Calef shares with readers her journey transcending an eating disorder, and the paintings and drawings that helped her recover. The vibrant characters depicted in her work are exaggerated forms of the human condition. Characters are often rendered in 3D, sculpted on the canvas, with symbolism and commentary, together producing a razor sharp narrative on issues facing society.
“This memoir tells the story of how Calef ingeniously transformed her mother’s ravenous ambition for Nancy to be a ‘star’ — through much childhood and young adulthood suffering — into a world stage where the audience becomes sensitively and beautifully executed human beings, evoked with irony, humor, and pathos in a painting style uniquely her own.” —Jack Hirschman, award-winning author, poet, painter, and former poet laureate of San Francisco
“Nancy Calef has distinguished herself as a role model for this generation. In a world where girls and young women are confronted with idealized images, Nancy, sharing her inner life, demonstrates that a mind in creative process can prevail in the face of childhood pain.” —Debra Gill, LCSW, training and supervising psychoanalyst, Contemporary Freudian Society, New York
Publisher: Babu Books, https://www.babubooks.com | Publication date: May 27, 2014 | 156 pages | ISBN: 978-0-9898171-0-3 Price: $22.95 paperback | Illustrated throughout with full-color and black-and-white paintings and drawings
https://www.nancycalefgallery.com | https://www.jodyweiner.com
On May 21, 2014, the Meridian Gallery will host a publication celebration for "Peoplescapes -- My Story from Purging to Painting" by Nancy Calef with Jody Weiner along with a curated exhibition of the author’s oil and mixed media paintings and pen and ink drawings, many of which...