Internationally acclaimed art visits Sarah Moody Gallery
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Internationally acclaimed art visits Sarah Moody Gallery

CW/ Emma Junck Even in smaller pieces, the immense sense of space draws the viewer closer, entreats the eye to find the most finite of details. The sweeping superimposed lines seem enormous against the cityscapes, the abstract mountainsides and valleys dwarfed by billowing clouds. “A lot of the people who come in here spend a lot of time looking at these prints in different ways, from far away and from quite close,” said William Dooley, director of the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art. “The fact that people can spend so much time looking at something so closely shows that they’re submitting themselves to the work. Somehow the space just impresses them enough to look longer and further.” Julie Mehretu is an internationally acclaimed artist with works on display in major museums throughout the world. Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 1970, her family moved to East Lansing, Michigan, when she was 7. Near the turn of the century, Mehretu burst onto the art scene, quickly gaining international attention. She has received numerous awards throughout her relatively short career, including the MacArthur Fellowship “Genius Grant” and the National Medal of Art. “Being a business student, I really don’t get much […]

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