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Art: distance between _______.

By Alan Pocaro · November 30th, 2011 · CityBeat Recommends
semantics image"Untitled" by Megan Gertz - Courtesy Semantics
Despite claims to the contrary, drawing remains the indispensable tool for serious artists concerned with the task of organizing credible space. That’s why quantum leaps in technological innovation notwithstanding, it’s the humble pencil and paper that many reach for when inspiration first strikes. But as a vital 21st-century practice, drawing has grown to encompass more than just graphite and paper pulp. And for the past few years, Brighton fixture Semantics and students from the Art Academy of Cincinnati have collaborated on an annual exhibition that explores this ever-changing discipline.

This year’s incarnation distance between _______. (approaches to contemporary drawing), has been culled from four sections of the Art Academy’s Drawing V course. It features works by Eunha Chung, Megan Gertz, Hannah Graff, Cody Gunningham, Lindsey Henderson, Kerrie Houle, Evan Lautzenheiser and John Sloan. These young artists explore the frontier of drawing as both a process and an end in and of itself. I happen to be adjunct faculty at the Art Academy, so you’ll have to allow me this one indulgence of promoting student’s work. I think they’ve earned it, and I hope you will, too. Opening reception is 7-10 p.m. Saturday.



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