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Oresman Gallery

Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



Charles Kanwischer
Surface, Place, Time -- Drawings and Photographs
Nov 4 thru Nov 30, 2014
Oresman Gallery at Smith College
Opening Reception: Nov 4, 5-7pm

Ohio-based artist Charles Kanwischer will present drawings, digital prints, and silver-gelatin prints, in an exhibition at the Oresman Gallery at Smith College from Nov 4-30, 2014.

Kanwischer’s photo-based drawings, executed in graphite on gessoed panels, depict homes in various states of repair in a fraying inner-city neighborhood of Toledo, Ohio. Images of ruins from the Palatine Hill and Forum in Rome are presented in a group of silver gelatin photographic prints. The home and studio of painter and sculptor Edmond Kanwischer, the artist’s father, is documented in a sequence of digital color ink-jet prints. Within and across the three series, viewers are invited to examine differences and affinities in the ways various media hold traces of indexical and representational action – to dwell on the capacity of matter to figure time, to lend it form.

Kanwischer has exhibited his work widely, including solo exhibitions at Shaheen Contemporary, Cleveland OH and Ellen Miller Gallery Boston MA.  Recent two-person and group exhibitions include Elaine Wilson and Charles Kanwischer at the Bowery Gallery in New York City, Small Worlds at the Toledo Museum of Art, and Eight Views – Contemporary Landscape at the Washington Arts Center in Washington Depot CT. Kanwischer’s work is represented in a number of public and private collections including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Yale University Art Gallery, the Akron Museum of Art, and the Progressive Insurance Corporation. Kanwischer is a Professor of Art at Bowling Green State University.




















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