The Department of Art & Art History and Rowe Galleries present a reception for two concurrent exhibitions: Written Images: Communication Media by Cynthia Frank and Drawing Connection: Drawings from The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts and Design. These exhibitions are on view in Rowe Galleries, January 8-February 7.
Drawing Connection is an exhibition of drawings by undergraduate and graduate students from The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Wroclaw, Poland, our partner institution. Figure Drawing studios at the Academy are meeting points for an intersection of students from different classes/levels, departments, and areas. Advanced sessions with models are open-ended: there are no assignments, and students generate their own ideas and manipulate the form while they investigate tools and mediums. Rooted in direct observation, which is often treated just as a departure point, the drawings are interpretative, expressive, and involve experimentation.
The drawings in this exhibition were gathered by Geppert Academy drawing professors Marlena Promna- Pietrek, Ph.D. and Jaroslaw Grulkowski, Ph.D. This exhibition has been organized with help from Maja Godlewska, associate professor of art at UNC Charlotte. This exhibition is on view in Rowe Lower Gallery.
Cynthia Frank is interested in the intersections of communication media. Her artwork addresses ideas that she has explored throughout her professional life as a graphic designer: language as texture, texture as image, type as a vehicle for color, the energy of composition, the structure of a page
Frank, a lecturer in the Department of Art & Art History, received a B.A. in English and an M.F.A in graphic design from Yale University. She is currently the owner of Cynthia Frank Design and a partner in PAC3, an award-winning public art collaboration with architect Carrie Gault, based on a mutual interest in dynamic form/space relationships. Cynthia has taught and served as a visiting critic at The Philadelphia College of Art and The Yale School of Art.
This exhibition is on view in Rowe Upper Gallery.