Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Accessing the Artist's Brain: Drawing as Metaphor

ink on paper, 24"x36", 2007.

July 8 - August 22, 2009
Reception: Friday, August 7, 5:30-8pm

In this exhibition of works on paper, the AVA gallery will serve as a metaphor for the artist’s brain, according to Jeffrey Morton, professor of art at Covenant College. Morton, who served as curator for the show, was inspired by a 1984 installation at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, in which the artist Jonathan Borofsky exhibited a series of large-scale self-portrait sculptures that served as symbolic representations of the artist. “There is something special about the drawings of an artist, and it seems to me that when I view such drawings, I have an immediate access to the thoughts and mind of the artist,” Morton said. The artists who will have works on display in the show include: Bill Thelen, John Tallman, John W. Ford, Jean Hess, Joseph Peragine, Jake Kelley, Jered Sprecher, David Young, Ron Buffington, Marilyn Murphy, Mark Hosford, Jodi Hays, and Chris Scarborough.