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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Clemson University Art Department Alumni in "Shift and Collide: Drawings from Near and Far" Exhibit in Lee Gallery

Center for Visual Arts - Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall, 323 Fernow Street, Clemson, SC

August 11-September 4, M-TH

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall

This showcase celebrates the bringing together of four artists focus in drawing who met at Clemson University and are now dispersed geographically throughout the U.S. as careers develop and expand.

While each artist has pursued a singular direction of thought and have not worked in close proximity to each other for many years, there are relationships to be found in this showcase. The drawings in this exhibition demonstrate a deep awareness of and relation to the natural, biological world. The works display drawing approaches that veer from highly sensitized systems of recording to open aggression. Transmitted are explorations of distance and proximity, the contemporary landscape, formation of matter, and systems of belief. Artists employ drawing to investigate and recompose their subjects.

Former Clemson art professor, Heidi Jensen invited three of her former students John Allen, Bethany Flagg Pipkin and Jackson Zorn to present drawings in this exhibit. These now alumni received Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in visual art with concentrations in drawing from Clemson University and all recently received Master of Fine Arts degrees from programs located in Florida, Indiana, and North Carolina.

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