Katherine E. Nash Gallery
"When I see a white piece of paper, I feel I've got to draw. And drawing, for me, is the beginning of everything."
- Ellsworth Kelly
The Beginning of Everything: An Exhibition of Drawings
January 21 – March 28, 2020
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Public Program | 6:00 PM | In-Flux Room E110
Features: Melissa Cooke Benson, Jeff Fleming, JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey, Clarence Morgan
Reception | 8:00 – 10:00 PM | Katherine E. Nash Gallery
About the Exhibition
Drawing is, in many ways, the most versatile of all artistic mediums. It can serve as the beginning of an idea, the beginning of a more ambitious project, or the beginning of a completed artwork unto itself. Because drawing is so elemental, so direct, such a primary means of expression, it is cherished by artists and audiences for its immediate and intimate access to the possibilities of creative expression. Katherine E. Nash Gallery at the University of Minnesota presents The Beginning of Everything: An Exhibition of Drawings, January 21 – March 28, 2020. This group exhibition surveys a broad range of approaches to drawing, and includes works from a wide variety of geographies, time periods, and esthetic perspectives.
Artists in the Exhibition
The exhibition includes works by Francis Alÿs, Edgar Arceneaux, Wendy Artin, Deborah Aschheim, Melanie Baker, Leslie Barlow, Will Barnet, Circle of Federico Barocci, Harriet Bart, Frank Big Bear, Robert Bechtle, Kim Beck, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Hazel Belvo, Melissa Cooke Benson, Judith Bernstein, Judith Braun, Rachel Breen, James Boyd Brent, Andrea Carlson, Paula Champagne, Leona Christie, Christo, Rebecca Clark, Sean Connaughty, Patricia Coonrod, Robert Cottingham, Bryan Cotton, J.M. Culver, Stephanie DeArmond, Jim Denomie, Amy DiGennaro, Emily Donovan, Jean Dubuffet, Mary Esch, David Feinberg, Carole Fisher, Tia-Simone Gardner, Alice Gauthier, Sheila Ghidini, Mauro Giaconi, Justin Gibbens, Michela Griffo, William Gropper, Karen Gustafson, Maiya Lea Hartman, Annie Hejny, Carmen Herrera, Jenny Herrick, Jim Hittinger, Katsushika Hokusai, Nick Howard, Larassa Kabel, Brad Kahlhamer, Donna Anderson Kam, Shana Kaplow, Michael Kareken, Caitlin Karolczak, Käthe Kollwitz, Wanbli Koyake (Francis Yellow), Fay Ku, Alexis Kuhr, Anne Lindberg, Kristen Lowe, Joyce Lyon, Kevin Martin, Henri Matisse, Lynda Monick-Isenberg, Clarence Morgan, Nyeema Morgan, George Morrison, Reuben Negron, Stuart Nielsen, Gwen Partin, Max Pechstein, Alex Petersen, Lamar Peterson, Sonja Peterson, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Dave Reed, Diego Rivera, Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, Kristen Sanders, Megan Scheffer, John Schuerman, Lauren Seiden, Amy Sillman, Joe Sinness, Laura Stack, Emily Swanberg, Priya Thoreson, Jonathan Thunder, Tonja Torgerson, Amanda Valdez, Aaron Van Dyke, Paolo Veronese, Megan Vossler, Russ White, Dyani White Hawk, Cosmo Whyte, Jody Williams, Diane Willow, Judith Yourman, Mathew Zefeldt.
Gallery hours are 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM | Tuesday - Saturday
The Katherine E. Nash Gallery has published The Beginning of Everything: An Exhibition of Drawings to accompany the exhibition. Included are essays by Melissa Cooke Benson, artist; Jeff Fleming, Director, Des Moines Art Center; JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey, Collector; Clarence Morgan, artist and Professor of Art at the University of Minnesota, and Howard Oransky, Director of the Katherine E. Nash Gallery.
Many thanks to our generous supporters, Beth Bergman and Wet Paint Artists' Materials & Framing