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News Bites: Drawing Assistant Professor Featured in Solo Exhibition at Aquinas College

Posted October 24, 2016 in FacultyNews BitesDrawing

Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) Drawing Assistant Professor Danielle Wyckoff recently held a solo exhibition at the Aquinas Art & Music Center Gallery at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Danielle WyckoffDanielle Wyckoff

Titled Wavelengths, the exhibition showcased Wyckoff’s site-responsive installation “undoing/becoming” alongside both drawings and prints she created on her own handmade paper.

The highly immersive “undoing/becoming” incorporates salt-dyed cheesecloth, at points dipping into pools of red salt water, with printed text that blends stories and phrases about love that Wyckoff has collected from philosophers, writers, and everyday people, as well as her own musings on love and empathy.

work by Danielle Wyckoff(above and below): “undoing/becoming” by Danielle Wyckoff (credit: Danielle Wyckoff)

work by Danielle Wyckoff

“Made of materials that will transform during the exhibition and made through research on loving, this work reminds us of the transitory nature of being,” Wyckoff wrote in her artist statement. “We often find ourselves in flux: our lives a series of undoings and becomings.”

work by Danielle WyckoffViewers examine Wyckoff's drawings and prints (credit: Danielle Wyckoff) 

While installing her work, Wyckoff also conducted a gallery talk in which she spoke to both KCAD and Aquinas College students about her process and approach to research.
 

See more of Danielle Wycoff’s work at daniellewyckoff.com.

Learn more about KCAD’s Drawing program at kcad.edu/drawing

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