Ley Lines: Connecting Media, Imagery, and Concept Across Contemporary Drawing opened Thursday, October 1st, 2015 in the Hammond Hall Gallery at Jacksonville State University from 5 – 7PM. An artist lecture by the Exhibition Awards Juror, Emily Sheehan, was given at 3:30PM in the Roundhouse Lecture Hall.
Emily Sheehan is an Assistant Professor of Fine Art teaching Drawing at Indiana University Southeast. Emily’s artistic research/practice utilizes perceptual drawing (drawing from observation in a multi-sensory way) to explore the way marks left on a page become evidence of lived experience. Emily uses both traditional and nontraditional drawing materials, and techniques, to create works that provoke both herself and the viewer to linger in the human space between encounter and recounting where we make our world personal.
This exhibition brings together diverse and exciting approaches to drawing practiced by contemporary artists across the United States. The artists represented in the show are John Calabrese, Therese Bauer, Sarah Heyward, Jen Erickson, Jeffrey Gelick, Lorianne Hubbard, Blake Conroy, Bruce Pollock, Macey Ley, Sam Smith, Karolina Kawiaka, Jessica Burke, Aubree Karner, Matthew McLaughlin, Nathan Carlson, Ming Hong, Carolyn Reed Barritt, Erin Schalk, Erin Almazan, Philip Carpenter, Aaliyah Gupta, Jim Pearson, Mark Butler, Danielle Johns, Luis Patino, Kathleen Thum, Charlotte Wegrzynowski, Iynx Nguyen, Tamie Beldue, Kevin Baer, Catherine Reinhardt, Carly Drew, Randi Ganulin, John Simmons, and Laura Ahola-Young.