Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries

Drawing from Perception, Invention, and Memory

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Tuesday, January 16 to Friday, March 8, 2024
Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries, Cantelupe Gallery

Contemporary drawings from across the country will be featured in the upcoming national juried exhibition, Drawing from Perception, Invention, and Memory, at the Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries at Wright State. Eve Mansdorf, a nationally recognized painter and Indiana University professor, served as the juror and selected 91 pieces by 68 artists. Highlighting a diversity of approaches, material, subject matter, and scale, the exhibition will run from January 16 through March 8, 2024.

A reception will take place on Thursday, February 15, 2024, 6–8 p.m.     
The exhibition will mark the ninth installment of the drawing competition at the galleries. In 1996, the first juror was renowned painter Bernard Chaet, who taught at Yale University and wrote The Art of Drawing, widely considered to be the definitive text on drawing. For subsequent exhibitions in the series, jurors have included Rackstraw Downes, Rosemarie Beck, Graham Nickson, Charles Cajorie, Ruth Miller, Stanley Lewis, Catherine Kehoe, and Eve Mansdorf.     
Eleven art program alumni are among the artists represented in the show: Clara Coleman, Andrew Daily, Christopher Dolan, Fred Draper, Sam Kelly, Eva Lewis, Edmund Merricle II, Kathy Moore, Patricia Robinow, Emma Smith, and Micah Zavacky.     
Showing concurrently in the Cantelupe Gallery is an exhibition of work by Eve Mansdorf, Fee Lane Pool
Drawing from Perception, Invention, and Memory is curated by Professor Kim Vito and Professor Emeritus Penny Park.   

Image Credit: "Untitled" by Frank Spidale 


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