Through New Eyes

January 5, 2022

Local Artist Has An Exhibition at FLL

Broward County's Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport (FLL) in partnership with the Broward Cultural Division is proud to announce the Terminal 2 Art Gallery inaugural exhibition titled "Through New Eyes" by local artist Nava Lundy. Lundy is a nationally recognized artist best known for her series of large-scale paintings of Muses, which are Greek goddesses of poetic inspiration, featuring strong, intriguing and captivating women, and more recently for her hyper-colored paintings of animals.

Located post-security, the Terminal 2 Art Gallery displays a series of animal paintings in the north area and a series of paintings inspired by Muses in the south gate area. The artwork, created exclusively for this exhibit, is layered with nuanced color and texture. Additionally, a three-dimensional element gives it a sense of tactile energy.

"Lundy's exhibition brings a sense of joy and excitement to the space with its bright colors and themes that are accessible to all age groups," said Phil Dunlap, Director of Broward Cultural Division. "The rotating nature of these exhibits will also provide a dynamic program featuring our local talent, which we hope passengers and employees alike will enjoy for years to come."

"What a great way to ring in the new year with the opening of this wonderful gallery in the newly upgraded Terminal 2," said Mark Gale, FLL CEO/Director of Aviation. "We hope that these exhibits allow passengers to experience the cultural richness of our community while promoting our local artists by sharing their work with hundreds of thousands of passengers."

A Broward County resident, wife and mother of three, Lundy paints out of her home studio in Parkland, FL. She received national recognition when immediately following the Parkland mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, she tried to comfort her 17 grieving neighbors by painting and donating portraits of their loved ones.

Since 2009, FLL has dedicated space in Terminal 2 to showcase and promote the work of local artists. To date, almost 20 artists have had one-person shows. The Terminal 2 Art Gallery, completed in December, will rotate exhibitions every six months, and artists from Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties are eligible to participate.

"Through New Eyes" is a collaborative exhibition presented by FLL and the Cultural Division's Public Art & Design program.

Her Inspiration
Discovering and creating beauty that goes beyond the superficial and makes you pause is what I set out to do in each and every one of my paintings. I am obsessed with the way shape and color can seem undefined yet connected, eliminating edges and using the relationships between the negative and positive spaces to play with brushwork and pigment. Although one kind of work does not define me as an artist, I am drawn to figurative and portrait work. I paint strong women with a sense of mystery behind their beauty. They are all more than just a pretty face and command intrigue and attention. They have a dreamy quality and a commanding presence but do so with elegance and femininity. I try to listen to my paintings and see what they need. The worst thing for me is being formulaic. It is all about the journey the painting takes you on.

About Nava Lundy
Nava Lundy was born in New Jersey and raised in South Florida. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Nava has been a professional artist since 1998, and has been painting almost her entire life. She currently resides in South Florida with her husband and three children. Her exploits as an artist have been featured in local and national news. Nava's artwork is part of permanent collections throughout the world, including universities, and museums, as well as Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Israel and featured in the PBS documentary After Parkland. She is the recipient of The ACA Lifetime Achievement Award.

About Broward Cultural Division
The Broward Cultural Division advances arts and culture throughout greater Fort Lauderdale by investing in the creative sector and providing capacity-building opportunities for artists, organizations, and creative talent through events and activities that fuel Broward's creative infrastructure. The Cultural Division includes the county's Public Art & Design program, as well as grant programs that provide over $4.5 million in annual support for Broward-based cultural organizations and artists, and engages the community in education and advocacy initiatives that support arts education at the local, state and federal levels. For more information on programs, grants, calls-to-artists and more visit @BrowardArts on Facebook or Instagram or visit Broward.org/Arts

About Broward's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the Airport generated $37.5 billion in economic activity annually and nearly 18,000 direct, local jobs. Despite the impact of COVID-19 on the aviation industry in 2020, FLL ranked 6th in total passenger traffic recovery and 4th in international traffic recovery amongst U.S. airports. Currently, FLL is one of the fastest-recovering U.S. airports, with passenger traffic approaching 2019 levels. In 2020, the Airport served 16.5 million passengers. FLL is located in Greater Fort Lauderdale in the heart of Florida's Gold Coast. The Aviation Department, FLL's operator, is a self-supporting agency of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners that does not rely on local tax dollars for operations and capital improvements. The department also operates North Perry Airport, a general aviation facility for private and charter aircraft operators. Call 954-359-6100 for more information. For updates on airport programs and services, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, or visit fll.net