Drawings, Proposals, Plans, Diagrams Exhibition

The Department of Fine Arts and Art History is presenting an exhibition by DeWitt Godfrey titled Drawings, Proposals, Plans, Diagrams, at the Rosenberg Gallery, February 11 through April 7, 2013. Admission is free.

Drawings, Proposals, Plans, Diagrams, co-curated with Sarah Murkett, brings together a selection from 30 years of works on paper in a range of media -- charcoal, pigment, ink, pencil, photography and collage -- that showcases the artist's evolving engagement with drawing, both as an end in itself and as a tool for the planning, production and presentation of sculpture and large scale installations.

DeWitt Godfrey is an associate professor of sculpture in the department of Art and Art History at Colgate University. The course of his work marks a trajectory that simultaneously shifts away from strongly declarative, autonomous, individual objects to structures that emphasize the relational existence of form to contexts of material, process, place and collaboration. Over the past five years, Godfrey’s work has moved into public space, bringing a new set of conditions into play; the complex social structures and interactions engaged in installing work in public have become as tangible and compelling as the architecture the pieces interact with. In addition to this personal engagement with public space, in 2006-07 Godfrey co-chaired a symposium on Public Art on campus and produced “Bus Obscura” by Simon Lee for the Colgate campus.

Professor Godfrey did his undergraduate work at Yale University, was a member of the inaugural group of CORE Fellows and received his MFA from Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland.  He is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including a National Endowment for the Arts Artist’s Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Artists Fellowship, a Japan Foundation Artist’s Fellowship for study on Shikokoku, and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Artist Fellowship.  His work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas and the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York.

Viewing hours at the gallery are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The Rosenberg Gallery is located in Calkins Hall on Hofstra’s South Campus.

For more information call 516-463-5474.

Photo courtesy of Lehman College Art Gallery

Photo courtesy of Lehman College Art Gallery

Friday, March 15, 2013


Free and open to the public



Calkins Hall
Calkins Hall
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


Department of Fine Arts and Art History
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