This exhibition features work from across the United States with the shared process of drawing. The Renaissance Artist and Architect Brunelleschi is credited with inventing linear perspective and so transformed spatial illusion. We are currently in the midst of a technological renaissance with virtual reality creating another seismic shift in our sense of what illusion in Art is capable of and how the viewer can interact with it. We seek to curate an exhibition of contemporary art that uses drawing or drawing inspired work that explores the boundaries of perception in its broadest sense. From Rorschach to dream imagery, Anamorphosis to optical illusions. We are looking for work that asks the viewer to confront themselves anew, to see themselves and the world in a new way. Visionary work that looks around the corner of possibility, drawings that make visible the boundary of what it means to see.
This exhibition features work from:Jenny E. BalislePatricia CapaldiKyle ChaputAngeles CossioJonathan FreyRaymond GaddyRonald GonzalezWillam H. HaneyRosemary Meza-DesPlasMeghan McCall HollisterKristen Letts KovakLynn PalewiczNancy Raen-MendezEsmé SaccuccimoranoSally Schluter TardellaJoseph TigertJen UrsoAndrew Wapinski
Meet the juror:
Benjamin Swallow Duke, Associate Professor, Department of Art, Art History, and Design, Michigan State University
Benjamin Swallow Duke (@4th_culture_art) studied Literature, Philosophy, and Art at the University of Utah earning his BFA in 2002. He received his MFA in 2006 from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Hoffberger School of Painting. Duke has been teaching painting and drawing at Michigan State University since 2006. Duke has had numerous solo and group exhibitions, nationally, and internationally.