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Tower houses new exhibit

by Nicholas Mazur - Copy Desk Chief
Tue, Oct 24th 2017 11:00 am
Photo courtesy of Brockport's Master Calendar
The `Thinking About Drawing` gallery exhibit will include artistic pieces as well as functional ones, as drawing is used in fields like architecture and science.
Photo courtesy of Brockport's Master Calendar The "Thinking About Drawing" gallery exhibit will include artistic pieces as well as functional ones, as drawing is used in fields like architecture and science.

The Gallery in the Tower Fine Arts building is always changing. New exhibits move in and out throughout the year. These constant changes give students the opportunity to expose themselves to all varieties of art with different themes, mediums and artists. The gallery is currently gearing up for another new exhibit, entitled “Thinking About Drawing.”

The objective of the exhibit is to show students how drawing is used in a variety of areas. This includes the relationship between drawing by hand and drawing digitally. The exhibit, as its title suggests, is also intended to give students of all disciplines the opportunity to think about and examine the presence of drawing in art, and also in other parts of life, not just as art but as an exchange of information.

The exhibit is being curated by Jim Morris, an Art professor at the college, and features nine different artists, one living as far away as the United Arab Emirates. Though it’s still being assembled, the exhibit boasts several different art styles, including some hand-drawn pictures featuring only three colors: red, black and white. Another work demonstrates the journey of a graphic designer working with scientists to try to illustrate a new method of electrolysis of water.

Yet another work shows the blending of printed photos with drawing on top of it to create a new hybrid piece. The exhibit has many other installations, which dig more into the aspects of drawing and the fundamental ways it is used to communicate ideas. 

Morris says the exhibit is meant to expose the 125 to 150 art students at Brockport to as many disciplines and executions as possible, including this exhibit. 

“So drawing, a lot of people just think of pencil on paper, ink on paper, so in this exhibit we have nine different artists, four or five use really contemporary technology their drawing,” Morris said. 

The exhibit will be open officially as of Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the Tower Fine Arts Center Gallery.

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