You stare at a small zine in your hands with the cover containing comical cartoon drawings.
It’s your ticket in and your guide to get to know 10 drawing seniors at UF and their artwork.
WARPhaus Gallery, 534 SW Fourth Ave., held a reception for the show “Teaser: An Advanced Drawing Group Exhibition,” curated by Marla Rosen, a 21-year-old UF sculpture senior. The show featured one work from each student.
Each piece served as a preview for what the artists are working on for their solo shows, a mandatory requirement for all bachelor of fine arts candidates, at the end of the semester.
Johnathan McCullar, a 28-year-old UF plant science senior, said he heard about the show from his girlfriend who used to be an art major.
“There’s a lot of stuff out here that’s way different than I’ve seen,” McCullar said. “A lot of techniques that I’ve never seen used in contemporary art. It’s really impressive.”
Most of the artists went to the reception and had the chance to converse with guests.
One of the artists, 21-year-old UF drawing senior Rachel Bolusky, featured a large black and white painting of glass from her concept of abstraction through observational realism.
“I think it’s inspiring to see how many people are interested in everyone’s work,” Bolusky said. “Especially since it’s so diverse, but they all work cohesively together.”
The room was packed full with art and nonart majors as well as visitors from Gainesville’s Art Walk.
Nora King, 29, came to see her sister, Lily’s, artwork.
She said she was never able to make it to any of her shows because of work, but she said she was very impressed with the show.
“Based on this, I would definitely go to more shows,” King said. “I’m excited to see everybody’s style with more pieces. I think it would be cool to see a bigger exhibit.”
[A version of this story ran on page 8 on 2/6/2014 under the headline "Art lovers get a teaser for exhibition"]
Drawing senior Domenic Henderson,21, admires the work of fellow artist Alexa Udermann, a drawing senior, at the WARPhaus gallery. The artists’ work will be on display through Feb. 6.