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Art of Eve Aschheim on display at Bannister Nov. 5 to Dec. 2

Eve Aschheim will exhibit her art in Bannister Gallery from Nov. 5 to Dec. 2. An opening reception featuring Aschheim will be held on Thursday, Nov. 5, from 5-8 p.m.

Eve Aschheim, "Convergence"
Aschheim, a senior lecturer in visual arts in Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, describes herself and her work this way: “I am an abstract artist who is not interested in image… I use geometry to ‘think about’ the intersection of nature and cityscape. My works might suggest the chaotic geometry of the city, the expectant stillness of air, the tenuous balance of a wire line against a building, the zig-zag movement of wind or water, or defiance of gravity.”

Aschheim generally uses drawing and painting to approach related ideas from an opposite direction. In her paintings she focuses on an almost empirical investigation of pure form, while in her drawings she often approaches abstraction from representational modes.

In the past year, she began to merge her painting and drawing practices, developing the ideas in the drawings into paintings. “This new exploration of color and paint planes,” she noted, “is an exciting moment for me, on the edge of discovery.”

Aschheim’s work is included in many collections, such as those of the Museum of Modern Art and the National Gallery of Art. Aschheim is senior lecturer at Princeton University.

The exhibition is curated by RIC faculty member Richard Whitten.

The gallery is open during exhibits on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, noon to 8 p.m., or by appointment with the gallery director. Closed Mondays, weekends and holidays. Exhibits and events are free and open to the public. Accessible to persons with disabilities. For information on event dates and exhibit opening receptions, check the website at www.ric.edu/bannister or call (401) 456-9765.