Tara Geer, Colter Jacobsen, Jon Shelton

Current Drawing

April 30 – June 11, 2010

Press Release

The gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of three emerging artists whose main focus is drawing and are exhibiting at the gallery for the first time.

Tara Geer is a New York City-based artist who finds endless beauty and possibility in the small, often-overlooked details of daily life. Working principally in charcoal, pencil and chalk, the artist explains that her drawings are "love letters to looking, but wordless ones." Ms. Geer received her BA and MFA from Columbia University.

San Francisco-based artist Colter Jacobsen uses an idiosyncratic collection of found source material to create drawings. He is represented in this exhibition by a selection of drawings from the recently published collection of short stories by Denton Welch and Jane Bowles, entitled A Stick of Green Candy (Four Corners Books). His drawings are carefully crafted and meticulously drawn. Having earned his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, his work has been included in several exhibitions throughout the United States and in London.

American ex-pat artist Jon Shelton, who has made Cologne, Germany his home for nearly two decades, presents a series of small, highly-detailed and often humorous portrayals of insects in various costumes and guises. His work blends the quiet, careful hand of a fine artist with the polished imagery of corporate marketing and branding. The artist received his MFA in printmaking from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and his work is represented in public collections in Germany and Switzerland.