Art professor at KSU represents U.S. in international exhibition

Robert Sherer‚ associate professor of art at Kennesaw State University‚ will represent…

Georgia (Nov 27, 2007) — Art professor at KSU represents U.S. in international exhibition

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KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Nov. 27‚ 2007) −− Robert Sherer‚ associate professor of art at Kennesaw State University‚ will represent the United States in the International Biennale of Contemporary Art Dec. 1−9 in Florence‚ Italy. He also participated in the 2001 Florence Biennale.

Artists for this exhibition are selected by a jury of distinguished art directors‚ art historians and art critics from around the world.

In the exhibition‚ Sherer will show pieces from his pyrograph series which received national attention earlier this fall during a two−man exhibition at the Lyman−Eyer Gallery in Provincetown‚ Mass. Lyman−Eyer will present a solo exhibition of Sherer's pyrographs in late summer next year. In this biographical series‚ Sherer draws inspiration from the illustrations in the scouting manuals of the 1950s and 1960s to explore the secret rites of passage and relationships of American boyhood.

In the 2001 exhibition‚ Sherer showed pieces from his “Blood Works” series of pen−and−ink drawings that use blood as the medium and employ botanical images to address issues of love and loss in the post−AIDS era. “Blood Works” will be featured in a solo exhibition at Kennesaw State‚ Jan. 9−March 11. A documentary film and a book about the series are also in production.

Robert Sherer studied art at Walker College‚ Atlanta College of Art‚ Georgia State University and Rhode Island School of Design. He also holds a master of fine arts degree from Edinboro University in Pennsylvania. In addition to his work as an artist and educator‚ he has worked as an art critic‚ juror‚ lecturer and dealer. In 2002‚ he represented the United States in the International Triennale of Contemporary Art in Paris. He is represented by the Robert Kidd Gallery in Detroit‚ New Arts Gallery in Litchfield‚ Conn.‚ and Lyman−Eyer Gallery in Provincetown‚ Mass.

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A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of more than 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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