Stories I Tell Myself: Drawings by Jessica Boehman
Date: February 14 - March 23, 2019
Times: Gallery Reception was Friday, Feb. 15
Location: Eide/Dalrymple Gallery
Ticket Info: Free and open to the public
In the exhibition “Stories I Tell Myself,” artist Jessica Boehman presents a lyrical group of drawings and illustrations that weave myth, fairy tales and autobiography. “I take art and put it into the service of narrative,” notes Boehman. As a child, she lived for several years in Germany, where her love of mythology and traditional fairytales was cultivated. Much of her artwork seeks to apply the magic of those fairytales to daily life and overlooked elements of the natural world. Her delicate renderings in pencil, colored pencil, and watercolor go beyond merely retelling common narratives. Her invocations of fairytales become deep meditations on longing, loss, sickness, and the strength and beauty that can be found through personal struggles.
View this exhibit at Augustana's Eide/Dalrymple Gallery from Thursday, Feb. 14, through Saturday, March 23. The gallery reception was Friday, Feb. 15.
About the artist
Jessica Boehman is an artist, illustrator, and art historian based in New York. Her picture books include The Day the Iceberg Came to Town and The Lions at Night, both forthcoming from Roadrunner Press. She earned a Ph.D. in the History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania, and has held a Fulbright Fellowship in Italy, and the Carl Zigrosser Fellowship at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, the College of Wooster, Parsons The New School for Design, and New York University SCPS. She is currently Associate Professor of Art History and Illustration at LaGuardia Community College, where she teaches a wide range of courses on Renaissance and Baroque art, the history of design and illustration, and studio courses in illustration and graphic narrative.
The Eide/Dalrymple Gallery is located on Commons Circle (30th Street and Grange Avenue), in the Center for Visual Arts at Augustana University. The gallery is open to the public and free of charge. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Saturday 1-4 p.m. Closed Sundays.