Located in our own backyard, the Wright Gallery at Texas A&M will be the home to an art exhibit called “At the Edge,” which spotlights polished linear drawings. The exhibit features five Austin-based female artists, Alyson Fox, Shannon Faseler, Rebecca Rothfus Harrell, Bethany Johnson, and Alexandra Robinson.
Focusing on the importance of line drawings and physical edges, these artists examine spatial relationships, manipulation of scale, and simplification of forms using different media such as graphite, gouache, and ink. Their work pushes the boundaries of linear drawings.
Alyson Fox works with illustration, textile design, photography, and product design. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, UK Vogue, USA Today, and Nylon. Her pieces are for sale on her website, alysonfox.com, and her work is widely renowned.
Shannon Faseler works with a variety of media. Her pieces are based on climate change and the visual effects it has on the planet, focusing on the fragility and instability of our “seemingly certain reality.” Her work deals with the documentation of events while centering on representation and aesthetics. Examples of her work can be found on her website, shannonfaseler.com.
Rebecca Rothfus Harrell’s work focuses on her interest in landscaping, human interventions with the natural world and their intricacies. Inspired by her travels, particularly to West Texas, her paintings and collages explore form, color, structure, and space. To view her works, visit her website, rebeccarothfusharrell.com.
Bethany Johnson currently teaches drawing, 2-dimensional design, and digital art at The University of Texas at Austin. Her work is represented by Moody Gallery in Houston, and revolves around the study of systems, as well as the visual representation of information. She questions the methods of science, cartography, philosophy, poetry, and visual art, while investigating their different systems of interpreting and recording phenomena. You can find her work on her website, bethanyjo.com.
Alexandra Robinson’s art is based on the connection between knowing and understanding. The ideas of perception, both an internalized mental landscape and outward connection to land, inspire her. She works in various forms and not always in visual art. Her work is available on her website, Alexandrarobinsonart.com.
The exhibit will run from September 13 to October 12. Admission is free and the Wright Gallery is open daily from 8:00am to 5:00pm. There will be a public reception on September 20, 2016 that will allow viewers to meet with four of the artists: Alexandra Robinson, Shannon Faseler, Rebecca Rothfus Harrell, and Bethany Johnson. The reception will be held from 4:30 to 6:30pm and admission is free.
The Wright Gallery is located in the Langford Architecture Center on the east side of campus. The gallery is dedicated to honoring diversity in all forms and provides a venue for artists of all skill level. The Wright Gallery features work by women and other underrepresented groups. They promote conversations on topics of social and cultural importance while serving as a center for education, enjoyment, and visual arts engagement.