This exhibition features the work of members of the Hollins University class of 2014 majoring in studio art. The exhibition is the final requirement for art students earning their Bachelor of Arts at Hollins, and is the capstone experience of their year-long senior project.
Organized by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, and curated by Michael Rooks, the High Museum’s Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Draw Near presents the first career survey of drawings by Atlanta-based artist and Hollins alumna Susan Seydel Cofer ’64. For more than three decades, Cofer has been recognized in the Southeast for her painstakingly delicate, abstract drawings. More recently, Cofer’s work has been based upon wide-open panoramic landscapes and topographies, suggesting the mapping of places and terrains. In conjunction with the exhibition, a selection of Cofer’s unique sculpted portraits honoring people she knows in Atlanta and farther afield will also be on view.
Susan Seydel Cofer received her BA in art history from Hollins in 1964 and went on to do postgraduate work in studio art at Georgia State University in 1970. Her work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions at museums such as Southeastern Museum of Contemporary Art, Winston Salem, North Carolina; the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; and PS2 Paragon Studios Project Space, Belfast, Northern Ireland. In addition, her work is in several private, public, university, and museum collections nationwide.