Four Women-Works on Paper Art Exhibit Coming to Mount Union

April 07, 2010

From November 2 through December 14, the exhibit 'Four Women-Works on Paper' will be on display in the Crandall Art Gallery at Mount Union College. In addition, there will be a reception and gallery talk from 4'6 p.m. on Saturday, November 5.


The Mount Union students of Dr. Elaine Anderson, instructor of music, will provide chamber music for the reception. The music begins promptly at 4 p.m. with the gallery talk commencing at 4:30 p.m. This talk will be followed by question and answer session. Refreshments will be served.

The four artists involved in the exhibit are Elizabeth Babb from Salem, Gwen Cooper from Cleveland, Julie Friedman from Medina and Hui-Chu Ying from Akron. All four women use paper in the production of their artwork, however, this is where their similarities end. This exhibit emphasizes each artist's individuality and unique process of image making. The show will include paintings, drawings, prints, cutouts and books.

Babb's work uses the logic of the dream world to gather images inspired by pieces of natural and man-made forms, tear them apart and piece them back together into new forms different from the original state.

Cooper's drawings deliver an indulgence of mindscape matter. She uses a jumble of persisting images to help color the usual perceptions on the immediate world. Her use of old world objects and history play into this larger schema.

Friedman's mono-prints are about experimenting with color, technique, stencils and charcoal. Her books and large cut outs are about the form and the empty space around them. The affect of light and shadows add to the abstract view.

Ying's inspiration came from a different state of mind than the others'. It came from coping with an illness in the family. She was amazed at how people encompass the power to show compassion and love to one another during the most difficult of times.

Gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday and on Saturday and Sunday from 1-6 p.m. The gallery is located at the corner of Union Avenue and Simpson Street.

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