Recently, the Green Hill Center in the Cultural Arts Center on Davie Street held a four decade retrospective of Roy Nydorf's art. Nydorf is an art professor at Guilford College. His solo show filled the 7,000 square ft. exhibition space. From oils and watercolors to prints and carvings, much of Nydorf's work showcases the human experience; as examples: people talking, people gathered around a bonfire, Picasso walking his dog, and Italians gathered in the street. Many of his landscapes are inspired by his trips to Italy. His paintings that evoke life in North Carolina- men working tobacco and tobacco barns dotting the landscape like huts at a European beach- are especially powerful. His vibrant paintings and playful wood carvings remind us of Haitian art.
In the above photo, Nydorf is using a wood burning tool to sign one of his showcased carvings from the show. Unfortunately, Nydorf's exhibit has come and gone from Green Hill. If you want to see his work, you will need to arrange to contact him through his Guilford College e-mail address. We are so lucky to have this talented artist in Greensboro and Guilford College is lucky to have a professor who cares not only about his own artwork, but also about the success of his students.