The public is invited to read between the lines and study the art of drawing during an upcoming exhibition at Frostburg State University that features work by two artists, John Cline and Tim McDonald. “John Cline & Tim McDonald” will be on view Sept. 7 through Sept. 30 at the Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery in the Fine Arts Building, with a free, public reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7. To learn more about the work from the artists themselves, a gallery talk is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. the night of the opening.
The land and its processes are the focus of McDonald’s work. In his artist statement, he writes, “Through drawing (primarily), I am exploring a visual language that emerges from a marriage of natural systems and perception, or rather, that recognizes perception to be a natural system. One in which the compost of observed, dreamed and remembered forms and experience gives rise to an ecology of the imagination.”
Cline graduated from FSU in 2002 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in art and design and a minor in art history. He will exhibit 11 works in the show and plans to talk with FSU students and help them explore ideas in their own art while he is in Frostburg.
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 the 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.