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Art exhibit opens

Art exhibit opens

An exhibition of the works of Florida artist Judy Rushin opened in PSU's University Gallery on Oct. 26 and will run through Nov. 25. The show is entitled "The Weight of Instability" and will feature Rushin's "Concealment Drawings."

According to Rushin, her Concealment Drawings "examine the spaces defined by two-dimensional works. I bring attention to hidden, small, in-between places."

In these works, Rushin develops delicate surfaces with ink and mixed media, which then become subtle reminders to viewers to notice spaces that they typically ignore.

Rushin works in a wide range of media but sees herself primarily as a painter. In her work, Rushin has become known for exploring the architecture of childhood, such as the forts, clubhouses and improvised structures we are all familiar with. Her more recent pieces explore the larger world of ephemeral architecture.

Rushin is an assistant professor of art at Florida State University in Tallahassee. She has been featured in "New American Paintings," and received the Winifred G. Chandler Graduate Award of Excellence in Art in 2004.  In 2009 she was a fellow at the Hambidge Center for the Arts in Rabun Gap, Ga.

PSU's University Gallery is located in Porter Hall on the PSU campus. It is open from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free. For information, call the Department of Art at 620-235-4302 or Gallery Director Portico Bowman at 620-235-4305.