Simulated Fijnschilderij: Where Old Masters and Technology Meet
January 10 – March 14, 2013
Main Building, Rincliffe Gallery, 3rd Floor
Every painter begins with a blank canvas, but not this one. The featured artist of the exhibition — “Simulated Fijnschilderij: Where Old Masters and Technology Meet” — began with a digital print and some very old recipes.
Rosalind Sutkowski’s work brings a technological twist to a genre favored by 17th century Dutch painters known as fijnschilderij, or “fine art.” Whereas the Dutch masters created paintings that had the illusion of reality, Sutkowski’s creations start with reality (a photograph) and create the illusion of a painting. “By recycling imagery and leaving segments of the pieces with very thin glazes I subtly expose the photographic process,” Sutkowski says of her work. “My intentions are to re-create the experience of looking at a traditional illusionistic painting, but then enabling the viewer to discover a clue that allows them to see the image in a new dimension.”
Her series of 22 paintings of repeating cottages and dual stemware will be displayed in the Rincliffe Gallery on the third floor of Main Building at 3141 Chestnut St. from Jan. 10 through March 14.
Violet Oakley: A Drexel Original: Drawings and Paintings by One of Drexel’s Earliest Art Students
March 21 – May 30, 2014 (coincides with Alumni Weekend)
Coinciding with Drexel University’s Alumni Weekend, The Drexel Collection is excited to celebrate Violet Oakley (1874-1961), one of Drexel’s most famous art students. The exhibition will feature a number of Oakley’s drawings and paintings that explore her diverse career in mural art, stained glass and portraiture, and invite the viewer into her fascinating life as a female artist in early 20th century Pennsylvania.
Shades of Gray: Captured Images by Great Photographers
June 9 – August 4, 2014
The Drexel Collection’s exhibition on 19th and 20th century photography boasts influential and pioneering photographers — such as Eugène Atget, Edward Weston and Eadweard Muybridge — thanks to a generous gift from Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ingersoll. Come learn about this fascinating art form as it developed through the 20th century.
COINED: Ancient Coins & Civilizations
August 11 – October 6, 2014
These ancient coins tell the tale of cities and civilizations, not only chronicling the rise and fall of rulers but revealing the lives of everyday people. This exhibition of ancient coins delves into the histories of Greece, Egypt and Rome through the manufacture, symbolism and uses of these coins.
Fired Works: Ceramics from Around the World
October 20 – December 18, 2014
The Drexel Collection contains objects originating from as many as 71 countries around the world. This exhibition of the fascinating ceramics in The Drexel Collection is your passport to the countries and cultures that produced these works.