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Drawing from Perception

February 12, 2018

Started over twenty years ago, the juried exhibition Drawing from Perception is now in it’s eighth iteration at the Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries at Wright State University.  Over sixty artists are featured, with a focus on the tradition of observational renderings. Diverse in age and experience, the exhibition includes  practicing artists from across the US including Ohio, Maryland, Indiana, Delaware, Iowa and Massachusetts.


Melanie Johnson, Self Portrait at Thirty Eight (detail), graphite on paper

Juried by Catherine Kehoe, a widely exhibited artist, co-founder of Black Pond Studio, and professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, she wrote: “Drawing is a direct link between hand and eye. It is personal and immediate. It reveals our limitations and our strengths.  It talks back and tells us something we did not know we knew.”

A small selection of Kehoe’s works on paper are also included in an adjunct exhibition.


Catherine Kehoe, ink on paper

Stand out drawings include Bradley Mulligan’s still life chaos and layers; Abel Dolby’s studies of quiet domestic moments; Mark Lewis’ collaged cut paper scenes of Americana; and Amy MacLennan’s richly textured streetscape.

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Drawing from Perception is on view through February 25, 2018.   For more information, visit

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