Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Between Art Fairs and Books, UH Professor Debra Drexler is Making Us Proud

New York artist Eric Ginsberg revamped the prestigious Fridge Art Fair last May in NYC.  Ginsberg wanted to bring a variety of artists from different backgrounds. UH professor Debra Drexler was chosen as one of the 12 artists featured at the exhibit, along with other international artists.  The event encourages open sales and interaction between customers and the artists.  In the past, the event has felt stiff and formal; this year it had a personal laid-back atmosphere.  Artists were encouraged to make exhibits their own, utilizing whatever materials they wanted to best showcase their art.  The purpose of this new layout was to promote open communication with the artists, bringing a deeper meaning to each piece.  Drexler was chosen for her elaborately colorful paintings which range from $80-$7,400.

Planning Entropy

Drexler also has a new book entitled "Planning Entropy" which is on display at the FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Social and Politically Engaged Art from Nov. 1-29th at the Tipton Gallery at East Tennessee State University.  The book has been in the works for 15 years and touches on sensitive subjects about nuclear testing and colonialism in the Pacific.  The book is composed of 38 drawings, paintings, collages, and writings.

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