Two new exhibitions run into October at Plymouth State Unviersity.
Karl Drerup: Paintings by a New Hampshire Treasure at the Karl Drerup Art Gallery in the Draper & Maynard Building, honors legendary Plymouth State art professor and department chair, Karl Drerup.
In this exhibition of Drerup’s paintings, exquisite line and color catch the eye and draw us into an intimate conversation with the artist—at once intellectual and sensual—often tempered with a mischievous wink.
Journey with Drerup from Europe, to New York, to the fields and mountains of New Hampshire. The exhibition is part of New Hampshire: The State of Art, which showcases Granite State art and artists at 26 venues throughout the state in 2005.
Events associated with the exhibition include:
October 5, 12:30 p.m. Hall Heritage Commons. Jeannine Falino, independent curator; Jane Port and Catherine Amidon, Karl Drerup, Craftsman at Mid Century.
Karl Drerup: Paintings by a New Hampshire Treasure is a precursor to a national exhibition being developed by the university to examine contributions of American-born and émigré craftsmen from the 1940s to the last 1960s. The exhibition, currently titled Karl Drerup and the American Craftsman’s World at Midcentury, will feature art by Drerup and his peers.
At the Silver Center, visitors may view Final Exposure: Photographs by Lou Jones. Framed photographs and text panels document the situation of 27 death-row inmates. Photographs, image selection, text and the related book are by nationally renowned photographer Lou Jones.
Two events will accompany this exhibition. At 7 p.m. September 19 at Heritage Commons, Mr. Jones will talk about the project and hold a book signing. A panel on the death penalty is scheduled at 7 p.m. October 4, also at Heritage Commons.
Information on both events is available at the gallery, (603) 535-2614 as is a calendar of exhibitions for the year.