Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery

Shape-shifter: Drawing from Observation

Trevor Bennet, Walter Early, Mayuko Ono Gray, Shelby Shadwell

September 28 to November 4, 2018


Image credit: Trevor Bennett, Mr. Perfect, 2015, charcoal on paper | Walter Early, Rock on pallet, 2016, micron on BFK Rives | Mayuko Ono Gray, 灯台下暗しThe ground around a lighthouse is always dark, 2017, graphite on paper | Shelby Shadwell, COMEDIE 3, 2015, charcoal and conte on prepared linen


Drawing Demonstration with artist Shelby Shadwell

  • Friday, September 28, 3:00 p.m. in the Foundation Building, Haggerty Art Village

Opening Reception with artist talks by Trevor Bennet, Mayuko Ono Gray, and Shelby Shadwell

  • Friday, September 28, 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery, Haggerty Art Village.
  • Remarks start at 6:30 p.m. in the gallery.

The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery is pleased to present the group exhibition Shape-shifter:Drawing from Observation, featuring four artists who turn the common notion of observational drawing as "drawing what you see" on its head. In their works, everyday scenes and objects are observed, analyzed, recreated, transformed, and metamorphosed, creating pictures that present reality as uncommon. With a mix of fascination for the everyday and a vivid imagination that lead us out of it, Shape-shifter presents the ordinary in and extraordinary way.

Directions to the Haggerty Art Gallery:

The University of Dallas is accessible from Loop 12, Hwy. 114 or Hwy. 183.
From Hwy. 114, exit Tom Braniff, turn right on Northgate Drive, then right on Gorman Drive.From Hwy. 183 exit Carl Road, turn right on Northgate, then left on Gorman Drive.

The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery is located in the Art History Building, the copper clad building  at the corner of campus roads, Gorman Drive and Haggar Circle on the University of Dallas campus at 1845 E. Northgate Drive in Irving. The gallery, which is part of the university's Haggerty Art Village, is free and open will be open in the Fall Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 


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