BGSU artist narrows focus for ‘Small Worlds’

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Charles Kanwischer is among a small group of artists chosen for an exhibit of small things.

A professor and associate director in Bowling Green State University’s School of Art, Kanwischer is one of five contemporary artists in the Toledo Museum of Art’s “Small Worlds” exhibit, opening Friday, Nov. 18, in the Canaday Gallery.

Kanwischer created a dozen graphite pencil drawings of houses within a half-mile of the museum for the exhibit, which examines questions of size, scale and proportion.

“I like places and things in the process of changing from one condition to another – things growing and things coming apart in a sort of endless cycle. The drawings I’ve recently made depicting houses in Toledo arise from the same interest in ebb and flow, transferred to an urban setting,” Kanwischer said.

Being selected for the exhibit is impressive since the museum only includes local artists if they are considered of national significance, said Dr. Katerina Rüedi Ray, director of the School of Art.

For more on the two shows, visit http://www.toledomuseum.org/exhibitions/

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(Posted November 16, 2011 )