Sunday, March 1, 2020

Studies for Mural Design On View at West Chester University

A few of the studies that I used for my "Wonder of Reading Mock Mural Design" are included in the A Species of Writing: Practical and Ephemeral Approaches to Drawing, group exhibition at West Chester University.
The pieces are available.
More information on the process behind this design is at
The Official Press Release:
West Chester University is proud to present A Species of Writing: Practical and Ephemeral Approaches to Drawing, a group exhibition of contemporary works of art by 11 regional artists curated by Kate Stewart, Associate Professor of Art. Exhibiting artists include Phillip Adams, Todd Arsenault, Leah Bailis, Nicholas Burns, Joan Wadleigh Curran, Lindsay Deifik, Arthur Haywood, Sebastien Leclercq, Heidi Leitzke, Paul Manlove and Matt A. Osborn. In the gallery, there will also be a continuous screening of the documentary film William Kentridge: Art from the Ashes (1999)
for the duration of the exhibition.
The selected works offer a generous range of applications and materials that seek to challenge preconceived notions of what drawing should be, while revealing the varied roles drawing plays in each artist’s practice. The title of the show refers to a quote by Edgar Degas; "Drawing is the artist's most direct and spontaneous expression, a species of writing: it reveals, better than does painting, his true personality." Narrative runs through many of the works on display through the use of symbolism with regards to imagery, materials, process and presentation.

A Species of Writing is on view March 2- 27, 2020 in the John H. Baker Gallery, located in the E.O. Bull Center for the Arts at West Chester University, 2 East Rosedale Avenue in West Chester, PA. The OPENING RECEPTION is on Thursday March 5, 4-7pm. Gallery hours are: M-F 9am-4pm, Saturday by appointment. For more information, please contact Laurie Moran in the Department of Art + Design: , (610)436-2755