Printmaking exhibit at TTU’s Derryberry Gallery

Posted by Lori Shull - Wednesday, April 11 2012


thumb Matthews_Powerof10A selection of works by printmaker Tonia Matthews is currently on display at Tennessee Tech University’s Derryberry Gallery in the Roaden University Center.

The Maryland artist’s work portrays everyday items that carry whimsical characteristics, ranging from pairs of shoes to purses and baskets full of stars. She gathers her subject matter from her childhood memories in rural Indiana and her life in urban Baltimore.

The prints share a theme that no single image is more important than its surroundings, which is portrayed through energetic marks and color relationships that lead the eye between the figure and ground. Each image is infused with energy, stunning color and excitement.

The show will be in the gallery until Thursday, April 26, when there will be a 4:30 p.m. reception with the artist.

The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

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