Detail of: Post, Ryan Sarah Murphy, gouache, acrylic, pencil, marker on paper, 22"x14.75", 2015

The Drawing Board
Curated by Cory Oberndorfer

January 15 - February 14

Opening Reception:
Friday, January 15, 7-9 pm

Happy Hour:
Friday, February 5, 5-7 pm

Drawings by Abraham Ferraro, Allison Malinsky, Andrew Johnson, Charmaine Ortiz, Claudia Sbrissa, Cody VanderKaay, Cori Champagne, Dylan Collins, Edward Smith, Emily Francisco, Jason Manley, Katie Hovencamp, Nicole Lenzi, Ryan Sarah Murphy, Shelley Picot, Susan Meyer, Susi Cora, William Vannerson.

Artists are sponges soaking up the information around them. This information can linger for moments or years until the creative mind has a moment of Illumination. The conscious and subconscious create the “eureka!” moment that we all strive for. But the work is not complete yet; it needs verification and documentation. “Can this idea work?”

For most artists, the second step involves pen and paper. When sculptors have a moment of illumination, the idea is often illustrated in order to view their idea in tangible form. For some, this means frantically scribbling shapes on the nearest scrap of paper. For others, it involves more contemplation and decision-making, becoming blueprints and schematics. Sometimes the drawing itself may even become a separate project.

These drawings are rarely meant to be viewed by others, but provide great insight into the artist’s process rather than the product itself.

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Main Gallery

January 15 - February 14
THE DRAWING BOARD
Abraham Ferraro, Allison Malinsky, Andrew Johnson, Charmaine Ortiz, Claudia Sbrissa, Cody VanderKaay, Cori Champagne, Dylan Collins, Edward Smith, Emily Francisco, Jason Manley, Katie Hovencamp, Nicole Lenzi, Ryan Sarah Murphy, Shelley Picot, Susan Meyer, Susi Cora, William Vannerson, curated by Cory Oberndorfer

February 19 - March 20
MEMORY-SCAPES
Jung Min Park, curated by Trudi C. Van Dyke

March 25 - April 24
A DAY BEFORE
Hannah Leighton, curated by Maura Callahan

 

 

nano gallery
a big idea for smaller art

February 5 - April 10
FACEBOOK PHOTOS BY POETS

Buck Downs, K. Lorraine Graham, Dan Gutstein, Mel Nichols, Meg Ronan, Rod Smith, Ryan Walker, curated by Phyllis Rosenzweig

April 15 - July 10
PANACEA'S BOX
Zofie Lang