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Clara Hatton


Online Catalogue:
Includes: Introduction, Jurors Comments, Images of Artworks Selected

This is a national juried exhibition of contemporary drawing that goes beyond traditional drawing practice. The works selected comment on, or directly challenge our preconceived notions of the discipline through various approaches and a wide range of media that are currently employed by the artist of today. In the words of one of our jurors, “through stitched threads, twisted ribbons, the linear shadows of a three-dimensional floor installation or the trajectory of a shopping cart in a supermarket” this exhibition illustrates just a few of the ways in which drawing is expanding its horizons.

This year’s international jurors are both artists and writers: Deanna Petherbridge, International Getty Scholar, founder of the Centre for Drawing Research, RCA, UK; Howard Riley, Head of Research at the Dynevor Centre for Arts, U.K, Co-editor of ‘Tracey’ online journal of contemporary drawing.

*These events are sponsored by the Lilla B. Morgan Memorial Fund

Guest Speaker: Deanna Petherbridge
Ms. Petherbridge, is an artist, writer and curator who has published and lectured widely on drawing, and exhibited and curated exhibitions internationally. She was Professor of Drawing at the Royal College of Art from 1995-2000 where she launched the Centre for Drawing Research, the first doctoral program in drawing in the UK. She has held professorial drawing posts at the University of West England Bristol, and presently is Visiting Professor Emerita at the University of the Arts, London. She was an International Scholar at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles in 2000-1. Her publications include The Quick and the Dead: Artists and Anatomy and The Primacy of Drawing: Histories and Theories of Practice, recently published and released this year by Yale University Press.

Guest Speaker: Howard Riley
Howard Riley is an artist, writer and academic. He is the Head of Research at the Dynevor Centre for Arts, Swansea Metropolitan University, Wales, UK. He studied at Hammersmith College of Art, Coventry College of Art and the Royal College of Art, and holds a doctorate from the University of Wales in the practice and teaching of drawing. Riley has exhibited drawings in Finland, Malaysia and Australia as well as the UK. He publishes widely in international journals and conferences on the topics of: pedagogy of drawing; visual semiotics; generative art. Dr. Riley is a co-editor and contributor to ‘Tracey’ the online journal of contemporary drawing research.

Related Special Events:
Directions Gallery*: “Drawing from”: CSU and CU Boulder Art Faculty
October 6 – 30, opens Oct. 6, simultaneously with “Drawing in the Expanded Field”

Glass Gallery*: Graduate Drawing: Recent Work
September 27 – October 30

Mini Gallery*: Work on and off Paper: Selections from CSU’s Undergraduate Drawing Program
October 4 – 9

* All above galleries are located in the Visual Arts Building, open Monday- Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Drawing- In the Expanded Field