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Out of Line: A Show of Extended Drawing Practices

When: September 27 – December 16, 2012
Opening September 27, 5:30-7:30pm, Curator Renny Pritikin will lead a gallery tour at 6:00 pm

Where: Nelson Gallery, UC Davis

Artist Lecture Series
4pm in the TCS Building
Featuring Julia Haft-Candell, Out of Line artist

Drawing is one of the oldest forms of art making, yet artists continue to find ways to evolve the tradition. In this exhibition artists will be shown who are extending drawing into very large scale, and examining “the line” per se. Bette Burgoyne of Seattle will show a very long drawing of white organic shapes on a spool of black paper, along with a video of the drawing being unrolled. Jim Denevan of Santa Cruz will show beach drawings he has executed that can literally be measured in miles. Jeff Eisenberg of San Francisco will show six-foot long pencil drawings of imaginary architecture, and Carol Bernard of Davis will show abstracted landscape pen and ink drawings of that same scale. Jim Melchert of Oakland will show two ceramic sculptures with jagged lines, as will UC Davis alum Julia Haft-Candell, from LA. Another alum, Hong Zhang, will show enormous drawings of her hair, recently on view at the Smithsonian in Washington DC. Finally, Michigan artist Larry Cressman will build a site-specific wall installation.

Parking Construction Info:
Due to heavy construction, parking lot 5 adjacent to Nelson Hall is not available. A shuttle will be available free of charge from 4:45 – 7:45pm from the parking lot across from the Mondavi Center. Shuttle stop at the Mondavi parking lot will be where the sign is for the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. You can park in lot 10 (corner of 1st St & A St) after 5pm with a C permit. Please look at the attached map for walking directions and shuttle stop information. (Map is not to scale.) We also recommend riding your bike; bike racks are available next to the gallery. There will be special handicap parking behind the gallery during the event.

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