News Bites: Drawing Professor Featured in Exhibition at Muskegon Museum of Art
Drawing professor Deborah Rockman is currently exhibiting eight works from her series entitled “The Space Between Us” at the Muskegon Museum of Art’s Tuttle Gallery. The exhibition runs through March 29, 2015.
According to the exhibition statement, Rockman’s multi-media drawings “challenge social and cultural complacencies, juxtaposing images of beauty and seeming well-being with the horrors inflicted on humanity around the world. Her works are both intellectual and viscerally emotional, bearing witness to hopelessness, suffering, and pain while simultaneously laying open absurdities of Western culture. The materials and techniques she chooses are utilized in a manner that convey a sense of separation and a veiling of awareness and distance in understanding.”
"The Space Between Us (14)" by Deborah Rockman
During ArtPrize 2014, one of the works in “The Space Between Us” was featured in the “Art to Change the World: Inspiring Social Justice” exhibition at Fountain Street Church, where it won a $1,000 award from the American Civil Liberties Union.
See more about the exhibition at muskegonartmuseum.org.