FALL 2012 EXHIBITS
Joan Derryberry Art Gallery - 1st Floor Roaden University Center
Sept. 4-27, 2012 GAYLE WEITZ WOOD SCULPTURES
Sept. 27, 4:30 p.m. Gallery talk/reception
This exhibition will include the large scale wood sculptures created by Gayle Weitz. Weitz earned a Ph.D in art education from the University of Wisconsin. Her series, "Humanimals" consists of 13 human-sized carved, painted and collaged anthromorphized wooden figures. Each figure is a functioning cabinet, whose torso, legs, and head open to reveal interior spaces. The outside of each piece depicts a common animal cliché used to describe human behavior.
Oct. 1 - Nov. 1, 2012 EUN-KYUNG SUH FIBER SCULPTURES
Nov. 1, 4:30 p.m. Gallery talk/reception
This exhibition will feature wall sculptures which utilize fabric and printed images and text created by the artist Eun-Kyung Suh. Suh creates sculptural vessels as a metaphor for human emotion, memory and experience. They are created out of diaphanous textiles, using designs inspired by the Korean art form, Bojagi. The layering, folding, collecting, constructing of cloth reflects memories in time and space. These sculptural objects, which are combined with printed images and text exist in both pictorial and sculptural realms. Suh's work is an interesting mix of craft and fine art.
Nov. 5-27, 2012 RANDY SIMMONS CHARCOAL DRAWINGS
Nov. 27, 4:30 p.m. Gallery talk/reception
Randy Simmons' exhibition of large scale charcoal drawings explores a variety of themes: children and parenting, domestic violence, past relationships and political issues. At times these themes combine in Simmons' work. His drawings are heavily influenced by photography through use of contrast and composition and are large in scale. The drawings also address a variety of real world topics that should relate to a wide variety of people. http://web.mac.com/randysimmons