Hicks Art Center Gallery
Hicks Art Center Gallery provides a varied series of curated art exhibitions and related programming in support of the Arts Department and as an important educational and cultural resource for the community. The Gallery is located in Hicks Art Center, the locus of the College's Arts Department.
From the Ground Up: Drawings by Emily Brown
August 26 - October 17, 2015
From the Ground Up features a selection of sumi ink-wash and watercolor drawings – many of large scale – by Philadelphia artist Emily Brown that celebrate the growth process of organic life upward from the earth. The emergence of trees, shrubs and grasses from the surface of the earth, parallels the development of Brown’s drawings as they grow from the flat picture plane of white paper. Made over the past 15 years in the artist’s studios in both Maine and Pennsylvania, this group of drawings consists of inquisitive views of the landscape: views looking downward at the rocky, weedy ground, paired with views looking outward at the natural world of shaggy forests, fields, snags. Emily Brown’s profoundly beautiful drawings are composed of lush two-dimensional patterns of marks and brushstrokes on paper that sometimes organize themselves – sensuously or violently – into protruding 3-D structures in space, sharp pointy sticks and leaves of grass, deeply-inset niches of shadows, as well as vistas of soft vegetation and luxuriant fields.
Reception: Wednesday, September 30, 5 - 7 p.m.
Curator's gallery talk: Wednesday, September 30, 6:10 p.m.
Gallery hours (before September 21):
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Gallery hours (after September 21):
Monday and Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. - noon
Free and open to the public. For more information, call 215-968-8425.