2012-2013 Exhibition: Karl Drerup Art Gallery

September 4–29, 2012   Faculty Exhibition
Each year, PSU art faculty show their finest
current work in the opening exhibition of
the Karl Drerup Art Gallery. This exhibit
is especially important to the educational
mission of the art department as the work
on display sets a standard for the students
throughout the year. Diversity of approaches,
both formal and conceptual, variety of
media and their usage, personal and societal
thematic statements, and fine craftsmanship
demonstrate the gamut of faculty involvement
in their respective disciplines.

October 2–27
Tom Blackwell:
Metaphorical Paintings

Tom Blackwell is best known for many series
of paintings that deal with contemporary
subjects such as urban storefronts, reflective
window surfaces, motorcycles, and specialty
aircraft, executed in a hyper-realistic approach
in oil paint. The series in this exhibit features
“metaphorical paintings,” touching on the
greater issues of life.


November 6–December 14
History and Techniques of Printmaking

On display for the first time at PSU are works
by Durer, Hiroshige, Goya, Kollwitz, Piranesi,
Christo, and Miro, among others in this
wonderful teaching collection. The exhibit is a
historical overview of the varieties of methods,
techniques, and styles produced by artists from
1500 to the present. Technical examples of
work include woodcuts, lithographs, etchings,
engravings, and serigraphs. The collection,
owned by painter and teacher George Burk,
is curated by George’s son, art historian Efram Burk.

Reception: Tuesday,November 6, 2012
4:00-6:00 pm
lecture by Efram Burk, art historian, Curry College at 5:15


February 5–March 15, 2013
Women’s Caucus for Art,
Members’ Juried Exhibition

An exploration of women’s primal and
instinctive ferocity, a source of deep power and
protectiveness. The Karl Drerup Art Gallery
and the Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA), New
Hampshire chapter, presents artwork by WCA
artists addressing questions of women’s wild
strength: when, how, and why do we access our
feelings of our inner wild animal? How does
our current culture embrace/reject ferocity in women? Juror: Saisha M. Grayson, Assistant
Curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum.

Opening reception Tuesday February 5, 4:00-7:00, with remarks by Dr. Saisha Grayson, juror.



April 2–20
Juried Student Exhibition

Each year, the campus looks forward to the
annual student exhibition as an example of
high achievement at PSU. Students from all
art department program levels and disciplines
share the outcomes of their progress in
education, training, and refinement in art
making. Works on display include many styles
and conceptual approaches, ranging from
drawing, painting, sculpture, and ceramics to
printmaking, photography, and design.

Reception: Tuesday, April 2nd,   4 pm – 6 pm


April 30–May 14
Bachelor of Fine Arts Studio Exhibition

The BFA degree in studio art is for students
interested in careers as practicing artists. During
the senior thesis year, students develop a body
of work through which they explore a personal
range of themes, individual style, techniques,
or processes. A committee of art faculty
guides each student’s artistic progress, which
culminates in the selection of work featured in
this annual year-end exhibition.

Reception: Tuesday, April 30th,  4 pm – 6 pm

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