Stop draggin’ my art around

Cheryl Pope: Variation on a Love Theme
Ulrich Art Museum @ WSU

There are a couple of new exhibits at the Ulrich Museum of Art on Wichita State’s campus.

The first one is the Cheryl Pope: Variation on a Love Theme.

According to the website this exhibit, “uses a unique punched wool technique to create richly textured and colorful pieces that respond to the Western tradition of large-scale easel painting.”

Cheryl Pope: Variation on a Love Theme
Ulrich Art Museum @ WSU

Pope’s website says, “her practice emerges from the act and politics of listening.”  Which is interesting because with most of the pieces in this collection I felt like a roommate to the people in the display.

Cheryl Pope is a native of Chicago.  She received her bachelor’s and master’s from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.

I couldn’t find out much about her personal life other than she works with youth in the city and is a boxing instructor.

Cheryl Pope: Variation on a Love Theme
Ulrich Art Museum @ WSU

Pope is currently an adjunct professor at the same place she was educated.

The pieces reflect scenes from a relationship with a focus on the everyday things.  If you take a moment to look at the art, you will notice some cool details.  Hint: look for the Air Jordans in the closet.

I don’t want to give the whole show away, but I have included some pictures in the hopes of encouraging you to go see the exhibit for yourself. Variation on a Love Theme runs through December 3rd.

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