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February 17-April 2, 2016
Reception: Friday, February 19, 5-8 pm

%22Insurance Co%22, 18%22x24%22,oil 2015

Exploring the Michigan Narrative:
A painting begins in delight and ends in awakening, then wisdom

Beauty is not loveliness, but it is in what exists. The anarchy of how time changes a landscape fascinates me; it compels my work. This area provides an enormous and important opportunity to turn the local narrative into painting.

Nancy Flanagan is a figurative/landscape artist, who draws and paints on site around S.E Michigan. The way she becomes acquainted with a new location is to work on site there. Through time and attention to detail, she uncovers the narrative behind the location, and the people who live in it. She is currently working on a project for the River Rouge Ford Plant, a rich source of history and community in Detroit.

Flanagan has been teaching painting drawing in Ann Arbor and at Washtenaw, Henry Ford Community College and The Riverside Art Center. She was educated at the New York Studio School, the Maryland Institute College of Art, and did her graduate work at the Yale School of Art. She is a Fulbright Fellow, and has been the recipient of a number of national and international awards. She was Director of the Art Program at Assumption College in Massachusetts and has taught in Madrid and Toulouse. In this region Flanagan’s work can be seen at Danielle Peleg Gallery in West Bloomfield, Michigan, and she shows with Hatch, an Art Collective in Hamtramck, MI.

Her exhibition record is extensive both nationally and internationally. For more information please visit:

Image: Insurance Company, Oil, 18″ x 24″, 2015

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