Drawn to New York

a invitational drawing exhibit



Michael Bramwell, Jim Condron, Cicely Cottingham, Victor Davson

Russell T. Gordon, Carl Hazlewood, Peter Jemison, Jill Levine, Juan C. Llera

Barbara Nesin, Jill Odegaard, Allan Peterson


January 25 - March 12, 2010
Reception: Thursday, February 4, 4 - 6 p.m.

Drawn to New York is a drawing invitational exhibition that includes artists Juan Carlos Llera and Allan Peterson of Florida; Michael Bramwell of North Carolina; Jill Odegaard of Pennsylvania; Barbara Nesin of Georgia; Carl Hazelwood, Peter Jemison and Jill Levine of New York; and Victor Davson and Cecily Cottingham of New Jersey.

Drawing is the seed from which the artistic impulse grows. Yet drawing can be and is more than pencil on paper. It is a site of experimentation, which may yield for the artist a new work in his or her chosen medium or a place to record dreams or ideas about a fantastic future or past. Drawing, once the method used to record, describe and reflect on family and community now can be utilized to describe something as fleeting as time. The resulting imagery may be recognizable, abstract or completely non-objective.

The materials used are as diverse as Odegaard's paper and thread works. Or Llera's digitally created prints critiquing the stages of life that reference biblical imagery. Then there's Levine's appropriation of images of ancient Mexican gods for their sinuous forms, creating complex patterns and color compositions. For this curator drawing continues to carry within it the wonder of the creative process from its traditional paper support and marking materials, to materials as organic as handmade paper, to the use of time-based media. This is an exhibit about possibilities.

Drawn to New York
January 25 to March 12, 2010
Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery
SUNY Geneseo