Elder Gallery Opens with Contemporary Drawing Exhibit

Elder Gallery will open this month with "Contemporary Drawing: 7 Perspectives," an exhibit which explores intimacy, memory, anxiety and disorientation through seven artists' drawings.

The exhibit opens Tuesday, August 25 and will continue through Friday, September 25. A reception will be held on Friday, September 4 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Featured artists include:

  • Alexa Brooks — a Baltimore, Maryland, native who received her bachelor's degree from Salve Regina University and a master's degree from Mount Royal School of Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art;
  • Craig Yu — an artist who splits his time between Hong Kong and Chicago; he received his master's degree from Northwestern University;
  • Dana Harrel — a resident of San Francisco, Calif., who recently held her first solo exhibition, "Kin," at the Frey Norris Gallery. She received an architecture degree at California College of Arts and Crafts;
  • Jake Gillespie — a former Lincoln resident and partner for Tugboat Gallery. He now lives in Oakland, Calif. where he exhibits his drawings and hand-drawn animations;
  • Rob Matthews — a resident of Philadelphia, Penn., who has participated in several group exhibitions across the country. In 2008, he participated in the Frieze Art Fair;
  • Scott Espeseth — an assistant professor of art at Beloit College in Beloit, Wis. He received his master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison;
  • Suzanne Sattler — an artist who has been widely exhibited in New York City and participated in the 2009 International Illustrators Festival in Taiwan and the 2008 Next Fair in Chicago.

Elder Gallery is located in the Rogers Center for Fine Arts on the Nebraska Wesleyan University campus. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.