Francis T. Eck Exhibition Corridor
This exhibition features excerpts from Betsy Bannan's multi-panel painting installation, Fly Over (2013) and a new work, The Big Country (2014). Based on aerial views of the earth from planes or satellites, these works are painted on multiple panels and configured into segments up to 30 feet long. They represent the stunning visual experience of seeing the earth from above and the artist's fascination with the changes humans have imposed on the earth, both beautiful and disturbing. Bannan lives in Roanoke. She is an instructor of painting and drawing in the School of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech.
In the artist's studio
The Big Country, work in progress