Drawings at the Edge of Perception, Call for Entries: (Due Aug. 23)

Drawings at the Edge of Perception is a national call for artwork. The Renaissance Artist and Architect Brunelleschi is credited with inventing linear perspective and so transformed spatial illusion. We are currently in the midst of a technological renaissance with virtual reality creating another seismic shift in our sense of what illusion in Art is capable of and how the viewer can interact with it.  We seek to curate an exhibition of contemporary art that uses drawing or drawing inspired work that explores the boundaries of perception in its broadest sense. From Rorschach to dream imagery, anamorphosis to optical illusions. We are looking for work that asks the viewer to confront themselves anew, to see themselves and the world in a new way.  Visionary work that looks around the corner of possibility, drawings that make visible the boundary of what it means to see.

This call is open to everyone 18 years or older and is open to all media. Submissions can range from traditional to conceptual. Drawings at the Edge of Perception will be on view at (SCENE) Metrospace, an urban gallery in East Lansing, MI from September 13 - October 25, 2019. The only required criteria is that works must include drawing or be inspired by drawing, all works of art must be made by visual artists living in the United States.


Benjamin Swallow Duke
Associate Professor, MSU Department of Art, Art History, and Design

Benjamin Swallow Duke @4th_culture_art studied Literature, Philosophy, and Art at the University of Utah earning his BFA in 2002. He received his MFA in 2006 from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Hoffberger School of Painting. Duke has been teaching painting and drawing at Michigan State University since 2006. Duke has had numerous solo and group exhibitions, nationally, and internationally.

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Jamie Earnest