Art Bets: Drawing Discourse at UNCA

Now in its fourth year, Drawing Discourse at UNCA’s S. Tucker Cooke Gallery has drawn national attention, pulling in more than 1,000 submissions. Often overlooked as a precursor to painting, this juried exhibition explores contemporary drawing as an art form in its own right. The 33 selected pieces encompass the variety of media considered to be under the umbrella of drawing. Janvier Rollande’s portrait of a dying mother displays impressive skill and detail in graphite, as does Chris LaPorte’s striking 23-foot-long floor-to-ceiling drawing that earned a $250,000 award from Other pieces are more stylistic and experimental, such as drawings made of duct tape, abstract marks made directly on the wall in charcoal and gold leaf and even a sculpture lit to cast “drawing” shadows on the gallery floor. Drawing Discourse is on view weekdays at Owen Hall until Feb. 5.

About Webmaster
Mountain Xpress Webmaster Follow me @MXWebTeam

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.