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international drawing annual 9 exhibition-in-print
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Bethany Carlson
Peoria, Illinois

Illinois Central College, Instructor of Art

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The cyclical exchange of life and death is the backbone of this series. The process of observational drawing functions as a way to redirect one's ever-cheated vision and to contemplate the varied forms of loss. The funereal presence of the animal fur offers a vestige of the once-living being, which simultaneously constitutes a corporeality, and an ephemeral warmth amidst darkness.


born: 1981


New Mexico State University, MFA, 2011
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, BFA, 2005

selected solo or two-person exhibits

Galesburg Civic Art Center: Remnant and Bone, Galesburg, Illinois, 2013
Erato Gallery: Family Gatherings, Edwardsville, Illinois, 2008

selected group shows

The Museum at SUNY Potsdam: The Triumph of the Witch, Potsdam, New York, 2013
Root Division: A Live Animal, San Francisco, California, 2011
Manifest Gallery: Bestiary, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2010
Art St Louis: Blink, St Louis, Missouri, 2010

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