The new season of the Gustavus Artist Series has opened with the installation of a series of works by artist Emily Sheehan as part of an artist-in-residence at Gustavus Adolphus College. The exhibition, New Works by Emily Sheehan, is on display daily in Schaefer Gallery through October 13. An artist reception and lecture will be held in the Schaefer Gallery on September 19 beginning at 1:30 p.m. Schaefer Gallery is located in the studio arts building of the Schaefer Fine Arts Center and is open daily. Admission is free.
In her statement for the exhibition, the artist describes here work as our perception of ourselves and each other. “We perceive through our bodily senses, absorb and evaluate each encounter, and construct means to interpret, respond to and convey our understanding to others. It is in this human space between encounter and communication that we make our world personal. The activity of perceptual drawing (drawing, immediately, from observation in a multi-sensory way) holds me in that human space longer. It makes me think about what I internalize. It lets me decide what to share and then allows me create drawings whose physicality and tactile nature entice others to encounter my experience and embrace their own.”
New Works by Emily Sheehan will be on display in Schaefer Gallery through October 13 with a reception and lecture on September 19 at 1:30 p.m. in the Gallery.