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“On Second Thought: Recent Works on Paper” by FSU Alum Shaffer on Display at FSU Roper Gallery Starting Feb. 5

“On Second Thought: Recent Works on Paper” by FSU Alum Shaffer on Display at FSU Roper Gallery Starting Feb. 5
“On Second Thought: Recent Works on Paper,” an exhibition featuring work by Frostburg State University alumnus Sam Shaffer, will be on display in the Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery. The exhibition will open on Friday, Feb. 5, with an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. The show will be on display through Wednesday, Feb. 24.

The collection features Recent Works on Paper as the basis for Shaffer’s upcoming show, which are a broad representation of the works he has made over the past year. In this series, Shaffer has used scraps and images found on the floor or in some box. He has cut them out, pasted them together, moved them around, then moved them around some more. Combining drawing, spray paint and collage, he has made something free flowing and has looked for gestures – even awkward ones – that lead somehow from one image to the next. The images are emotional ones of circus scenes, artist friends, self-portraits and family portraits – sometimes ugly, sometimes beautiful – but always displaying motion, colors and textures and the touch of the hand on paper.

Shaffer graduated from FSU in 1978. He received a master’s degree in fine arts (printmaking) from the Pratt Institute. He is a winner of the Liquatex Excellence in Art Award.

The Roper Gallery is open Sunday through Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Dustin Davis at or call the Department of Visual Arts at 301-687-4797.

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