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CollectionTalk: Artist Jill Nathanson

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 5:30pm Zoom

For the fall semester, Sheldon is presenting its CollectionTalk series online. Login to live discussions with artists, curators, and historians on artwork and exhibitions currently on view at the museum.

On October 26, artist Jill Nathanson, whose painting “Cantabile” is a new acquisition on view in “Point of Departure,” talks with curator and art critic Karen Wilkin.

To attend, please register at or contact Laurel Ybarra at or 402.472.1454.

About Jill Nathanson

Jill Nathanson engages with the legacy of color field painting. She completed her undergraduate studies at Bennington College in Vermont, where she worked in the artistic orbit once occupied by Helen Frankenthaler. Although both artists are known for reducing painting to its physical essence, Nathanson’s immersive and sensual paintings stand in a category of their own. Consisting of unusual hues of overlapping layers of variable translucency, they create emotionally nuanced experiences with yet enough tension to engage the viewer’s contemplation. Her most recent solo show was “Jill Nathanson: Light Phrase” at Berry Campbell Gallery, New York, in January 2021.

About Karen Wilkin

Karen Wilkin is a New York-based curator and critic. Educated at Barnard College and Columbia University, she is the author of monographs on Stuart Davis, David Smith, Anthony Caro, Isaac Witkin, Kenneth Noland, Helen Frankenthaler, Giorgio Morandi, Georges Braque, Wayne Thiebaud, and Hans Hofmann, and has organized international exhibitions of their work. She was a juror for the American Pavilion of the 2009 Venice Biennale and a contributing editor of the Stuart Davis and Hans Hofmann paintings catalogues raisonné. The contributing editor for art for the Hudson Review and a regular contributor to The New Criterion, Hopkins Review, and the Wall Street Journal, Ms. Wilkin teaches in the New York Studio School’s MFA program.