TAPPED 4 | Manifest Gallery, Cincinnatti, OH
TAPPED is an exhibition that focuses on the relationship between art students and their professors. Even when this bond is left unstated, we carry our professors' voices forward in time as we mature as artists and people. We eventually realize that the instruction given by our teachers during our relatively brief careers as students continues to expand within us. We realize that the learning they inspired (or insisted upon) is a chain-reaction process that develops across our lifetime. Out of respect for this student-teacher bond, and in honor of professors working hard to help their students tap into a higher mind relative to art and life, we offer TAPPED, an annual exhibit that will present works of art by current or former professor/student pairs in our galleries in Cincinnati. -Manifest Gallery
Chosen from over 150 submissions, this National/Juried exhibition highlights the artistic dialogue between 8 student/teacher pairs who were chosen from institutions including; Indiana University, Bowling Green the Kansas City Art Institute, and the University and Arizona States' Herberger Institute for Art, among others.
Exhibition Dates December 13th- January 10th, 2014
Opening Reception December 13th 6-9pm
(L) | Jessie Fisher, Associate Profesor in Painting, Kanss City Art Institute, 22 x16"
(R) | Amy Erickson, Painting '14, Kanss City Art Institute, 28 x20"
Study of Torso of a Dancing Satyr, 2nd Century Roman Copy of a Greek Original
Chalk on hand-toned paper, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 2011
Amy Erickson- November 2013
My professor Jessie Fisher and I made these academic studies of the Torso of a Satyr, a Greek sculptural fragment at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. The reason for making an academic drawing is that it provides the artist with an opportunity to absorb by close scrutiny some of the artistic greatness of the master artwork. The drawing must embody as much grace and interrelatedness of the original as possible, while also possessing a unique artistic interpretation of the subject matter. I chose the Torso to study because of it's Greek origins (I'm a bit of a purist at heart) and I was intrigued by the challenge of grasping the anatomical complexity of the torque that hinges between the torso and the abdomen. Jessie helped me nurture this work to completion, supplying me with structural and compositional advice throughout the drawing process. I owe any technical skill I've acquired in school to her for her fabulous drawing instruction.
Jessie Fisher - November 2013