On February 2016, Jill Gordon, local Artist and UConn Stamford Art Gallery Board Member donated two marvelous paintings from scenes of Africa to the Stamford campus.
Perspectives…”These two paintings were part of my African series inspired by the South Sudan refugee crisis. Neither painting is specifically in South Sudan – they are just African where too many people live in fear for their lives.”
Leaving Home depicts an entire village fleeing with everything they can carry. There is a striking contrast between their grim circumstances and the brightly colored clothes worn by the women who forge ahead with such strength and pride.
Leading the Way portrays another proud, strong woman and her child who seems oblivious and happy as she carries on in her little western dress. It was probably worn by another little girl in Ohio, or Connecticut.
Both paintings are on permanent display, located on the 2nd floor corridor east side entrance near the elevators.