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."
Gallery hours are:
Monday-Friday: 12-4 p.m.
Tuesday evening: 7-9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 1-4 p.m.