March 28 – May 24, 2014
Opening and Reception: Friday, March 28, 5:00-7:00 pm
Gallery talk by Julia Randall at 5:30 pm
From strange hybrid Lovebirds to disembodied mouths and monumental bubblegum, the subjects of Julia Randall’s drawings seduce the viewer. The spring exhibition will be a ten-year retrospective of the meticulous, hyperrealist drawings by Randall, Assistant Professor of Art at Wesleyan. As the artist explains, she sees the mouth as “the threshold of the id,” and her works are “simultaneously erotic and humorous, beautiful and repulsive.” The exhibition title nods towards Sigmund Freud’s theory of oral-stage fixation, but Randall’s often monumental drawings go beyond psychoanalysis, presenting surreal, sensual, even visceral images, while surprising with a sense of humor.
Mouth as Muse: Drawings by Julia Randall
Artist’s talk by Julia Randall
Wednesday, April 23, 5:00 pm
Image: Julia Randall (American, born 1968), Strawberry #2, from the series Blown, 2012, colored pencil on paper, 18 x 24 inches © Copyright Julia Randall. Collection: A. G. Rosen and Debi Sonzogni