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Joan Derryberry Gallery to feature painting works by Carly Drew

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Carly Drew's "Sleeping Giants" will be among works displayed in the Joan Derryberry Art Gallery.

Published Thursday Jan 18, 2018

The work of painter Carly Drew will be featured in Tennessee Tech’s Joan Derryberry Art Gallery Jan. 22 through Feb. 22, with a gallery talk by the artists scheduled for Feb. 22 at 4:30 p.m.

Drew’s work examines the relationships to places through the layers of personal history, industrial changes to the terrain and landscape painting tradition. Drawing is her media of choice because it parallels these layers by holding evidence of decisions made during the working process and showing changes in the work that have taken place over time. In using this direct connection of media and concept she works to layer past, present and unseen aspects of a location.

Drew holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in visual arts from Clemson University, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in printmaking and drawing from Converse College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history. She's had solo exhibitions at Kiernan Gallery in Lexington, Virginia and Morganton City Hall in Morganton, North Carolina. Drew's work has been included in several group exhibitions and she recently curated the "Drawn South" group show at Riverworks Gallery in Greenville, South Carolina. Drew has been published in Glimpse Magazine, 1000 Artists’ Books: Exploring the Book as Art by Sandra Salamony, and has work in both national and international collections. She teaches design and drawing at Greenville Technical College and Clemson University, while living in Travelers Rest, South Carolina.

The Joan Derryberry Art gallery is located in the Roaden University Center at 1000 N. Dixie Ave.

This exhibit and event are sponsored by the Center Stage series, which is made possible by Tech’s general education fund. It is free and open to the public.

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