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Cain Gallery now open with Fall 2021 show with works from across the country, collection spans over 50 years

Mon Oct 18, 2021
Obscure Instrument for Geomancy_Conan Chadbourne

Obscure Instrument for Geomancy_Conan Chadbourne

The “Permanent College Exhibition” spans a wide variety of media used to create the drawings and sculptures by regionally and nationally acclaimed artists such as Texas native James Surls.

“For over five decades, the Art Department’s National Drawing and Small Sculpture show has been a crossroad for new styles, new approaches to art-making,” said Benjamin Ogrodnik, Assistant Professor of Art and Gallery Director. “The works from our collection represent a wide variety of acclaimed practitioners from across the country, and the department feels it’s important for the College to preserve and showcase its legacy of collecting pieces from the national show.”

Artwork featured in the exhibition ranges from a piece on view purchased in 1970 to several pieces the department recently purchased from the 2021 national show.

Ogrodnik added, “The collection exhibition connects Corpus Christi with historic and contemporary art, inspires students in their studio art courses and allows all of us to become a bit more curious and sensitive to the visual world.”