Terence Netter

Legacy of the Human Spirit

April 4 - May 12

Opening Reception

Saturday, April 6

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The opening reception for Terence Netter: Legacy of the Human Spirit will be free and open to the public.

Free food and refreshments provided.

Panel Discussion

The life and legacy of Terence Netter

Saturday, May 11

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Legacy of the Human Spirit is a memorial retrospective of contemporary artist, philosopher, educator and former Jesuit priest Terence Netter. This exhibition of small, medium and large paintings and mixed media works spans Terence Netter’s career and focuses on his lasting impact. Netter was captivated by human consciousness and its expression through the creative process. The artist stated, “Art is nature reborn through the free consciousness of individuals. It is how our species creates the spiritual air we breathe called culture.” Netter’s paintings are intrinsically tied to his work within the community. While his style evolved over time from action painting to meditative minimalism, his work continued to express his spiritual search for truth in a way that served as “seeds of contemplation” for viewers. It is this type of mindful thought that is to be cultivated in the many cultural spaces Netter pioneered. Netter serves as the inspiration for the future Terence Netter Center at Gallery North, which will foster the “visual expression of that infinitely evolving human spirit,” as Terence Netter wrote.

Raised in Bronxville, New York, Terence Netter received his MFA from George Washington
University, and exhibited nationally and internationally, including numerous solo shows at the Woodward Gallery in Manhattan and at Gallery North. He served as the founding Director of the Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University, was instrumental in the creation of the Pollock-Krasner Study Center, and was President of the Board of Trustees of Gallery North.