BAM! It’s a Picture Book: The Art Behind Graphic Novels
June 10 – September 23, 2018 | Groh Gallery
Eighty-one original graphic works by some of the leading artists working in the arena of contemporary graphic novels.
Graphic novels have gained immense popularity in recent years and have been the subject of scholarly studies, topics of museum exhibitions, and even the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize. According to the American Library Association, they are among the fastest growing categories in publishing and bookselling.
The cave paintings of ages past and hieroglyphics of ancient Egypt were the first examples of storytelling through pictures. The dawn of the Industrial Age saw the beginning of the graphic novel as a format of entertainment. The first major graphic novel, The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck, was published in the U.S. in 1842; the collected edition of The Yellow Kid cartoons in book form (1897) is recognized as the first financially successful graphic novel. The last century saw the emergence of the popular DC Comic heroes Superman, Batman, and Marvel Comic’s Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and X-Man.
BAM! It’s a Picture Book: The Art Behind Graphic Novels features works by Mark Crilley, Matthew Holm, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Lincoln Pierce and Raina Telgemeier. On display is artwork from iconic books such as Baby Mouse, Big Nate, Lunch Lady, Brody’s Ghost and Smile. The exhibition is organized by at the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature in Abilene, Texas.
Knoxville Narratives: Danny Lyon
June 30 – October 28, 2018 | Bowman Gallery
Special Event: Artist talk tentatively scheduled for September, date TBD;
Member’s Preview w/ Gallery Talk by Daniel Fulco, Ph.D., TBD
This exhibition on loan from the Knoxville Museum of Art presents a group of black and white prints taken by American photographer and filmmaker Danny Lyon. Lyon (born 1942) is best known for his epic photo essay, Bikeriders. Deeply affected by James Agee’s and Walker Evans’ “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men,” (1941), Lyon ventured to Knoxville in 1967 and produced a series of timeless images of Agee’s hometown. Knoxville Narratives: Danny Lyon is organized by the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in partnership with the Knoxville Museum of Art.
Carol Brown Goldberg: Selected Works
October 3, 2018 – January 13, 2019 | Groh Gallery
Partnership with American University/Katzen Center
Paintings by Jack Boul (TITLE PENDING)
November 11, 2018 – January 27, 2019 | Bowman Gallery
2019 Cumberland Valley Artists and Photographers Exhibitions
February 3 – April 7, 2019 | Bowman & Groh Galleries
Albrecht Dürer: Master Prints
April 13 – June 29, 2019 | Bowman Gallery