Works by CamRah, Khalili On View at Art Galleries in September
Aug. 24, 2017
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Exhibitions by a pair of collaborating artists will be on display
in the Merwin Gallery and a year-in-Louisville sketchbook project will be on display
in the Wakeley Gallery in the Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building (6 Ames Plaza
West) from Sept. 5-Oct. 5.
"Past Times" by Sarah Paulsen and Cameron Fuller will include a mix of individual
and collaborative works by the two, who work together under the name CamRah. They will also run a workshop on stop animation in the Foundations class in the
School of Art.
Paulsen and Fuller will present a public talk in the Merwin Gallery at 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 5.
"The two of us share a fascination with early film tricks, magic lantern shows, traveling
revivals, and snake oil peddlers," Paulsen writes. "In addition, we have a deep love
for folk art and the handmade. We are excited to share clever new ways to build something
from nothing. For both of us, it boils down to a desire to discover ways to inspire
a feeling of wonder through the transformation of everyday objects."
Meena Khalili will exhibit her project, @newinlou365: a daily sketchbook project, in the Wakeley Gallery. This series of seven accordion-fold books features one drawing
a day for 365 days, chronicling a year in the city of Louisville. The exhibition is
accompanied by large-scale prints of selected drawings from the books.
"In four years I moved to three different cities before I landed in Louisville," Khalili
writes. "The best way for me to get to know any city is to draw it. New in LOU is a year-long drawing series inspired by my first year living in Louisville, Kentucky."