Poetry of Content: Five Representational Artists

November 5, 2016 - February 19, 2017

An examination of contemporary representational drawing, painting, and printmaking, this exhibition features the work of artists connected by a shared fascination with representing their worlds: Bill Murphy, Gillian Pederson-Krag, Joel Sheesley, Tim Lowly, and Robert Birmelin

Featuring more than 45 pieces of original artwork, a variety of imagery is on view, showing realistic visual space, figures, and natural surroundings by artists who explore places visited, scenes imagined, landscapes and interior scenes, and modelled figures. Curated by painter and Syracuse University art professor Jerome Witkin, Poetry of Content celebrates artists who share his interest.

“These five artists continue to hone to perfection a body of work that I feel will last beyond our time,” he says, adding, “These mature creators continue, regardless of the neglect of museums and critics, to persevere.”

Organized by the Syracuse University Art Collection. We thank our exhibition sponsor: First National Bank

Joel Sheesley, Man on a Journey, 1995, oil on canvas