March 27, 2017

The Lore Degenstein Gallery at Susquehanna University will launch its spring exhibition, Drawn to Creating: A Survey of Contemporary Drawing, with an opening reception on April 22 at 7 p.m. The exhibition runs through May 17. All gallery events are free and open to the public.

Drawing is often our first exploration of creativity. This can be seen in the artist in the studio, children exploring expression, or humanity discovering self. It is the most immediate act of creation and expression, the most in-depth act of observation, and the most direct form of imaging. Spurred by technological revolutions founded from its methods, drawing has become incredibly diverse, and as relevant and important as ever.

Drawn to Creating: A Survey of Contemporary Drawing is an exhibition seeking to show, as much as a single exhibition can, the depth of what is happening in the current discipline of drawing. Considering work from the most academic to the most experimental, and from the formal to the conceptual, the exhibition presents drawing as an independent and expanding discipline.

Artist-curator Nick Reszetar has chosen the 10 artists and their work for the exhibition from his own research into, and love of, drawing. He will talk about the depth of the work during the opening reception. Artists featured in the exhibition are Tamie Beldue, Robert Bubp, Joomi Chung, Donovan Entrekin, Michael Raymond Kareken, Armin Mersmann, Juan Carlos Perdiguero, Benjamin Pond, Deborah Anne Rockman, Bruce Samuelson and Nick Reszetar (Director’s Choice).

The Lore Degenstein Gallery, located in the Charles B. Degenstein Campus Center, is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is closed during university recesses. Call 570-372-4059 for an appointment when classes are not in session.