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.”
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.
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.