Tower Fine Arts Center Gallery, 180 Holley St., Brockport, will exhibit “Thinking About Drawing” curated by Jim Morris, professor of art at The College at Brockport, on Oct. 24-Dec. 8 with an opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 24.
Morris curated the exhibit with an eye to presenting “ideas and processes related to drawing that are not yet familiar to our students.” Of the nine artists represented in the show, four of them “use technology in unique ways to make their artwork. Works have been created with computer numerical control routers or industrial pumps to disperse inks. One artist utilizes photo and video imagery that has been altered by handwork, while one designer uses software to help scientists visualize medical processes.”
Other artists use more traditional processes to draw, employing ink, pencil or paint.
“Drawing is often the first act of visual thinking by artists, architects and designers,” Morris said. “While methods and content vary widely, as attested to by this exhibition, the need to visualize one’s ideas remains constant.”
Artist Eirik Heintz, professor of architecture at American University of Sharjah in United Arab Emirates, said his work “explores spatial and graphic integration and layering of various forms of representation.” These investigations include the use of image, text and architectural drawing, superimposed and assembled into a loosely structured, multi-layered composition that addresses the hybrid nature of cultural imagery and visual identity.