Exhibit of Sanda Iliescu's Paintings, Drawings and Collages on display in New Gallery at U.Va. Architecture School

November 16, 2009 — "Lines," a compilation of work by University of Virginia associate professor of art and architecture Sanda Iliescu, is on display in the Dean's Gallery on the second floor of Campbell Hall through Jan. 29.

The exhibit is available for viewing weekdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. A closing reception will be held in conjunction with the Arts Grounds Final Fridays event on Jan. 29 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The pieces on display share a theme of being about "the making and remaking of connections through structured lines," according to Iliescu's artist statement. "A line reveals the motion of the hand: it shows the hand's slowness or swiftness, its assurance or timidity. … An artist might begin and finish a drawing within a few minutes or continue to draw on the same sheet for many years. For this reason, a drawn or painted line recalls another line: the unpredictable thread punctuated by the years of our lives," she wrote.

The Dean's Gallery is a new display space at Campbell Hall, originated by Architecture Dean Kim Tanzer and designed by Iliescu with assistance from David Williams, woodshop manager, and Tom Hogge, a graduate student in architecture and landscape architecture. Several repurposed materials have been employed in the design, including lights from a lounge in Campbell Hall, plexiglass cases from a previous display and wood scraps from the woodshop.

The gallery will host two to three exhibitions each year.

For information, visit www.arch.virginia.edu/spotlight/lines/.

— By Jane Ford