Opening Reception / Awards Presentation: Friday, February 16 (6-9pm)
Group Show- ART NOW: DRAWING is the fourth annual exhibition in the Ann Arbor Art Center’s Art Now Series. Each year, on a rotating basis, the AAAC presents a media-focused exhibition as part of the series. We are pleased to present this year's exhibit which features innovative work in drawing.
While some artists are heavily based in traditional modalities of drawing, using drawing in preparatory ways, other artists will test the limits of what defines a “drawing” and push beyond the conventional boundaries, allowing for hybrid processes to be employed and combined. The use of such advances include, digital imaging, sculpture, performance, video, installation, painting and printmaking.
This exhibition will highlight artists that employ traditional drawing processes, as well as artists who move across disciplines, using “drawing” as their foundation, with an emphasis on investigative and exploratory ways of drawing.
OPENING RECEPTION January 27th, 3PM-6PM
Ann Arbor artists Helen Gotlib and Dylan Strzynski exhibit drawing and mixed-media works that embody the essence of each artists' additive and subtractive approach. Gotlib's process-oriented drawing style is characterized by extreme detail. In her most recent work, Gotlib has made an extensive exploration of a deceptively nuanced and emotional subject – flowers. By following the life cycle of flora but focusing particularly on dried, dead flowers, she's managed to create images of unexpected beauty and emotional power. Strzynski's mixed-media work combines drawing, painting, and influences from his background in printmaking. He's inspired by the woody marine landscape of northern Michigan and rural, western Washtenaw County. Focusing on landscape and vernacular architecture, his work addresses concerns about the environment and poverty by telling stories characterized by mystery and subtle humor.