Drawings: Automatic Engine Exhibt with Visiting Artist Clive King
October 14–23, M-TH
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Acorn Gallery, 2-G26 Lee Hall

Dreamers Lust is an exhibition of large scale drawings by artist and educator, Clive King. The exhibit includes large scaled triptych drawings exploring autobiographical events such as the uneasy relationship between landscape and industry, cultural erosion and synthesis and the evocation of a sense of place.

King’s drawings begin with a local observation and develop into much bigger concepts demonstrating an idea that drawing is equal to any media form in involving the spectator in a physical, emotional, and conceptual engagement. A triptych on the local effects of 9/11 and his immediate environment depicted by the artwork, “Dispatches from the Nether Regions” becomes a much larger exploration on the Mideast conflict through the art pieces “Towers of Babel” and “State of Grace.”

Exhibit organized by Clemson University art professor in drawing, Kathleen Thum.

9 a.m. –4:30 p.m.
October 20–30, M-TH
Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall

Intense, absorbing, and demanding are the mental and physical precursors to understanding the context of how works in this exhibition were created. Absorbing Experiences is the outcome of an intensive drawing workshop for students enrolled in the Clemson University Department of Art and Architecture programs under the direction of guest artist, Clive King. Through the workshop experience students learn that drawing isn’t an end in itself but is a process in which to open up and allows students to consider options, directions, and media connections that might not have been apparent before. The drawing experience becomes an engine that drives students to create works moving between drawings, paintings, collages, and even 3-d constructions. The workshop is closed. However, witnessing the outcome of this type of student experiential exploration is free and open to the public.

The exhibition is organized in conjunction with the Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series “Bodies in Process.”
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