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Father, Daughter, Join Creative Forces in ‘This Time, This Place’ at FSU
09/18/2007

Father, Daughter, Join Creative Forces in ‘This Time, This Place’ at FSU
Exhibition on View Oct. 5-Oct. 28 at University’s Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery

Painter Jennifer L. Collins and sculptor Charlie Brouwer celebrate their talents as respective artists and honor their relationship as father and daughter in the upcoming exhibition, “This Time, This Place,” a show that highlights collaborative pieces they created together, as well as their individual works. “This Time, This Place” will be on view Oct. 5 through Oct. 28 at the Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery, with a free, public reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, that includes a gallery talk from 6 to 7 p.m. in Fine Arts room 132.

Collins and Brouwer first noticed the visible and meaningful similarities in their imagery, themes, metaphors and aesthetic vision when the two first exhibited together in 1998, similarities Collins says reflect their natural relationship as father and daughter. The title of the exhibition, “This Time, This Place,” refers to Collins’ focus on making paintings that always are based on what the world looks like; she paints specific times and places. Unlike Collins, Brouwer usually pulls the subjects of his work from his imagination, which creates a dynamic collaboration between the two artists.

Collins received her Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from Radford University in 1995; she now teaches drawing at the university. She has been involved in 51 exhibitions since 1991, including 10 solo shows, 11 two-person exhibitions and 30 juried and group exhibitions. Her work has been shown throughout the United States at various art venues in Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia, South Carolina and Washington, D.C. She has also exhibited in Poland.

Brouwer received his M.F.A. in sculpture from Western Michigan University; he also teaches at Radford. His work has been shown in a total of 183 exhibitions since 1975—34 solo exhibitions or installations, 128 juried or group shows and 21 two- or three-person exhibitions. His sculpture has been exhibited in Arkansas, Washington, D.C., Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, New York and Wisconsin, as well as in Australia, Hungary and Poland.

The Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery has free admission and is open to the public Sunday through Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information about the exhibition, please contact FSU Department of Visual Arts at (301) 687-4797.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

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